Montgomery Sam’s Club Hosts

Chicago Bears’ Legend Dan Hampton

NFL Hall of Famer to sign free autographs on July 11


Dan HamptonMontgomery, IL (July 1, 2014) – Sam’s Club and General Mills have announced that they will host a Member Appreciation event at the new Montgomery Sam’s Club on Friday, July 11from 4 – 6 p.m.  As part of the day’s celebration, Chicago Bears’ Legendary Defensive Tackle Dan Hampton will meet with fans and sign free autographs at the Montgomery Sam’s Club (1050 Ogden Ave.).

Hampton, also known as “Danimal,” was an integral part of the Bears’ Super Bowl XX championship team. His 12-year career with the Bears culminated with his selection to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002. A versatile defensive lineman, Hampton made All-Pro at both defensive end and defensive tackle.  In 1990, he was the recipient of the George S. Halas Courage Award by the Pro Football Writers Association. Hampton was voted to the All-Century team of the University of Arkansas Football team and named one of the state of Arkansas’ Top 50 greatest athletes in the 20th century.

“We encourage fans to join us for a fun and exciting day,” said Marlee Carlson Bryant, Club manager of the Montgomery location. “This event is our way of thanking the community for their patronage of our numerous clubs in the area. We are excited and look forward to seeing all the smiling faces of Montgomery and surrounding communities, as we welcome Bears’ legend Dan Hampton to our new location.”

Sam’s Club will officially open its newest location in Montgomery on Thursday, July 10.

Sam’s Club members and guests are welcomed and encouraged to visit the Montgomery location at any time throughout the day.  Autographs are limited to one per person and are only guaranteed for the first 120 people in line, but he will sign more if time allows.


WHO:     Dan Hampton, NFL Hall of Famer & Chicago Bears Legend

WHAT:   Customer Appreciation Autograph Appearance with Hampton

WHEN:   Friday, July 11, 4 – 6 p.m.

WHERE: Sam’s Club – 1050 Ogden Ave., Montgomery IL 60538

About General Mills
One of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Progresso, Yoplait, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen, and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2010 global net sales of US $16 billion, including the company’s $1.2 billion proportionate share of joint venture net sales.

About Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation’s eighth larest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. To learn more about Savings Made SimpleSM, visit, and look for Sam’s Club on Twitter and Facebook.


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