Originally published on SBReport.net on Oct. 5, 2012
The Oakland Raiders' cheerleading squad, the Raiderettes, are set to reunite for a celebration of the 50th year of <em>Football's Fabulous Females</em>.
Raiderettes representing six different decades will reunite and contribute in pre-game and halftime performances on Oct. 21 as the Raiders host the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Raiders are also hosting a gala dinner and dance that allows former and current members of the Raiderettes to reminisce on memories while donning the Raiderette uniform. The dinner will also contain an exhibit featuring old Raiderette uniforms and collages made up of pictures of former Raiderettes and their performances.
The performance will feature separate performances from each decade's Raiderettes followed up by a finale that unites all participants, with ages ranging from teenagers up to 70 years old.
"Only those who have had the opportunity to be a Raiderette know the excitement, friendship and hard work that are all a part of being a member of this team,” said Raiderette Director Jeanette Thompson, herself a one-time member of the squad. “Having the chance to reunite and celebrate that with six decades of women is phenomenal. It's like a family reunion!"
Any former Raiderettes that have not signed up to participate in the celebration are encouraged by the organization to sign up immediately at: http://www.raiders.com/raiderettes/raiderette-reunion.html