Boys & Girls Club to honor Del Mar resident and developer Jim Watkins

Del Mar resident and local developer, James W. Watkins aka Jim Watkins, will be honored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito at the Del Mar Hilton on Wednesday, March 7.

The dinner will feature guest emcee Joe Harper, president & CEO of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, along with special guest Dick Van Patten. In addition, numerous community members and friends of Watkins will “roast” him throughout the evening.

Watkins has been a major supporter of the local organization for 35 years. He currently serves on the Foundation Board of Trustees as well as the Chairman’s Council of the Clubs’ operating board.

“Jim’s involvement, generosity and friendship over the years have contributed greatly to the success of the organization,” said Doug Hall, president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Foundation. “His commitment to the Club and the community of Del Mar is greatly appreciated by all.”

Anyone interested in joining the Boys & Girls Club family in honoring Jim Watkins can contact Vickie Beaty at 858-755-9012. Individual tickets are $125 per person with complimentary valet parking. The cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m. and the dinner and program beginning at 7 p.m. Sponsorships and tables of 10 are also available.