Thanks to Sam’s Club for Sponsoring Youth Programs in Apopka

The City of Apopka recognizes Sam’s Club for funding three public programs to benefit youth in our community.

Sam’s Club provided a $6,600 grant to provide tuition-free summer youth camps for Apopka’s police and fire departments. The grant also will assist with the upcoming Apopka Reading Heroes program at Rock Springs and Lovell elementary schools.

A check will be presented during a special event at 2:45 p.m. Aug. 19 at the new Sam’s Club located at the corner of U.S. Highway 441 and Hiawassee Road in Apopka. The 137,000-square-foot membership warehouse store will open on Aug. 20 – the Sam’s Club gas station opened Thursday.

The Apopka Fire Department hosted two, week-long fire camps this summer with more than 50 kids who participated in youth-oriented fire training, team-building and fun, educational activities. The Apopka Police Department currently is teaming with the fire department to provide the two-week Apopka Public Safety Youth Academy for mostly high-school-age young people.

Sam’s Club – a division of Walmart – is the nation’s eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse chain with 652 clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico.

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