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Posted at 11:22 AM, Jul 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-23 11:54:21-04

RICHMOND, VA. — It’s summer and we are taking the day off from Instagram. Instead we invited our friends and neighbors The Flying Squirrels to step in and show you what their world is like.

Haven’t you always wondered what does on there before the crowds arrive and it’s game time? Well, we hope to help you see life through their camera phones for today’s #CBS6TakeoverTuesday.

We plan to do this every Tuesday this summer, and at the end, you vote for who hosted the best takeover day. Then we will donate $200 to the winner’s chosen charity.

Today the Squirrels take on the Akron Rubber Ducks and its Muhammad Ali Tribute Night.

That’s why the Squirrels will be wearing unique jerseys featuring a butterfly and a bee on the front and boxing gloves with numerals on the back; to honor the life of Muhammad Ali.

The jerseys will be auctioned off to raise funds for Parkinson’s research.

We plan to do this every Tuesday this summer, and at the end, you vote for who hosted the best takeover day. Then we will donate $200 to the winner’s chosen charity.

The Squirrels have chosen their charity, Flying Squirrels Charities, as the recipient if they win the contest. They focus on “renovating Richmond’s recreation to provide recreational opportunities for youth in the city. ”

You can follow along with #CBS6TakeoverTuesday, here. 

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Why is this man on the ground? Why does this other man have on a super rad Flying Squirrels jersey with a butterfly and a bee? Well friends, more will be revealed as @gosquirrels take over our Instagram account on Tuesday, as part of #cbs6takeoverTuesday. We are doing this through the summer, and at the end, you vote on who had the best takeover and we donate money to their chosen charity! #HaveFunnGoNutz

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Gooooooood morning from The Diamond. On behalf of the Richmond Flying Squirrels, we would like to thank @cbs6 for letting us do the #cbs6takeovertuesday. Today we will show you what happened behind the scenes with the Richmond Flying Squirrels. #GoSquirrels #GoNutz #RVA

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The Squirrels will be wearing specialty jerseys tonight featuring a butterfly and a bee on the front and boxing gloves with numerals on the back. The special Ali jerseys worn today will be available for auction online with all monies raised from the jersey auction donated to the Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center at VCU Medical Center. Visit flyingsquirrels.milbauctions.com to place a bid.

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Today we visited @cotubrew to see how our very own Flying Squirrels beer, Chin Music, is made. Chin Music is a light amber lager, great for a summer night at the ballpark.

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Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can't hit what his eyes can't see. #MuhammadAliTribute Gates open at 6PM for a 7:05PM start. #GoNutz #GoSquirrels

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The tarp is coming off… LET'S PLAY BALL! #GoSquirrels

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Nutzy and Nutasha are ready for tonight's game. Are you?

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Chris Shaw sporting his #MuhammadAliTribute jersey! Visit SquirrelsBaseball.com for your chance to place a bid on this jersey auction. #GoSquirrels

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We would like to thank @cbs6 for letting us do this week's #cbs6takeovertuesday. We can't wait to see you all out at The Diamond this season to cheer on the Richmond Flying Squirrels! #HaveFunn #GoNutz #GoSquirrels

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