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Eastern League Celebrity Home Run Derby

On Tuesday, July 9, the Flying Squirrels will host the Eastern League Celebrity Home Run Derby, featuring the All-Star players and special guests participating in a series of home run and hitting challenges. The event will feature a star-studded list of participants with ties to the Richmond area from across the sports and entertainment world.

The Celebrity Home Run Derby special guests include:
- NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler
- Former VCU and NBA star Eric Maynor
- Former Penn State and Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl champion Michael Robinson
- Former UVA and New Orleans Saints quarterback Aaron Brooks
- University of Richmond head men's basketball coach Chris Mooney
- VCU head men's basketball coach Mike Rhoades
- Former University of Richmond and NFL running back Tim Hightower
- Former Flying Squirrels standout Mark Minicozzi
- Star of the hit TV show Survivor Jonny Fairplay
- Former VCU basketball star and current Indianapolis Colts tight end Mo Alie-Cox

More special guest participants will be announced at a later date.

The band Three Sheets to the Wind will perform following the Celebrity Home Run Derby.

On Tuesday, July 9, there will also be an All-Star Pep Rally in downtown Richmond from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in partnership with Venture Richmond. For more details, follow The Flying Squirrels on Facebook!

Eastern League Celebrity Home Run Derby