Since LBU was announced in 2018, more than 25,000 Walmart and Sam’s Club associates from all 50 states have taken advantage of education offerings, including $1 a day college degrees and free high school completion.
Usually, the Sam Walton Entrepreneur of the Year Award is handed out at the annual Shareholders Meeting on the first Friday of June by the Walton family. And, it is always a surprise to the recipient. It’s part of the fun.
This year, however, things were different. Due to COVID-19, the quarterly Friday Afternoon Meeting was turned into a virtual Shareholders-like celebration to cap off the first-ever all-digital Associates Week.