Sun City West residents are invited to celebrate Del Webb’s birthday with the Rec Centers during an informal drop-in event Wednesday, May 17, in the Lecture Hall.

The Rec Centers will have cupcakes for the first 100 attendees. Historical Del Webb advertising videos will be shown on a loop, so stop by any time between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. A docent from the Del Webb Sun Cities Museum will be on hand with information and to answer questions about Del Webb and Sun City West’s history.

Delbert Eugene Webb was born on May 17, 1899, in California. A high school dropout, he grew up to be a major developer and businessman, making his mark on everything from the Sun Cities to the New York Yankees.

To learn more about this man, who has become somewhat of a legend in the Sun Cities, visit There you will find not only the history of the man and his communities, but the other players who built the Sun Cities. History buffs will find a treasure trove of fun and interesting information.

And don’t forget to mark your calendars for May 17 to come enjoy a little bite of history and celebrate the man whose vision became Sun City West!

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