RebeccaFest - Joe Riley Park

Joe Riley Park  · 

All are welcome on Thursday, December 12th, for a night to celebrate Rebecca Matthews Veeck at Joe Riley Park in true Fun Is Good fashion!

The Joe will be open to attendees to enjoy games, activities, food, and family - all while celebrating Rebecca and raising funds for Batten Disease research. Everything is free and open to the public! Voluntary donations will be accepted on-site for those who wish to contribute.

Rebecca, daughter of Mike and Libby Veeck, sister of William Night Train Veeck, and granddaughter of Hall of Famer Bill Veeck, passed away at the age of 27 on September 30th of this year. She passed from complications stemming from Batten Disease. Mike Veeck has been the co-owner of multiple Minor League Baseball teams across the country, including the Charleston Riverdogs and the St. Paul Saints, he's the founder of the Fun is Good movement, as well as an author and motivational speaker.

Rebecca is greatly missed by all that knew her and came in contact with her, but the joy, happiness, and smiles brought to all of us will live on forever. To celebrate her life and honor her memory, Joe Riley Park will host a family-friendly event including jump castles, face painting, jugglers, hot air balloon rides, and more. There will be live music from one of Rebecca's favorites, Stoplight Observation, and others. December 12th is a special day because it is the birthday of Rebecca. Ballpark food and beverages will be provided at no cost, and Rebecca's favorite chicken chii will be a highlight item.

Representatives from the University of Iowa, the leading center for Batten research, will be on-site. You can donate the day of the event or in advance here:

Please RSVP to

⏰ Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

📍 360 Fishburne Street, Charleston, SC 29403

📷 Photo: Charleston Riverdogs


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