Oakland Raiderettes

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Oakland Raiderettes
Oakland Raiderettes at Falcons at Raiders 11-2-08 01.JPG
General Information
Team Oakland Raiders
Established 1961 (1961)
Director
  • Jeanette Thompson (2011 season)
  • Shawna Zimmerman (2010 season)
  • Vandana Patel (Game 1 of 2010 season)
Members 36
History
  • Oakland Raiderettes (1961–1982)
  • Los Angeles Raiderettes (1982–1995)
  • Oakland Raiderettes (1995–present)
Website
www.raiders.com/raiderettes/

The Oakland Raiderettes are the cheerleading squad for the Oakland Raiders professional American football team. They were established in 1961 as the Oakland Raiderettes. When the Raiders moved to Los Angeles in 1982, the cheerleading squad became known as the Los Angeles Raiderettes. However, when the franchise moved back to Oakland in 1995, the Raiderettes changed their name back to the Oakland Raiderettes. In both Los Angeles and Oakland they have been billed as "Football's Fabulous Females."

Current coaching staff[edit]

  • Jeanette Thompson (2011 Season)
  • Shawna Zimmerman (2010 Season, Games 2-16)
  • Vandana Patel (2010 Season, Game 1 only)
  • Karen Kovac (2003-2009 Seasons)
  • Mary Barnes (Before)

Notable former cheerleaders[edit]

A number of former cheerleaders have found success outside the organization

  • Tina Martin - Actress / Swimsuit Model / Poster Model and Playboy Model
  • Sandy Wolshin (Gelfound) comic/playwright of the award winning play, "The Kosher Cheerleader" where she portrays over 43 characters
  • Brijet Finister, Miss Black California USA 2012
  • Erica Arana, model, and actress
  • Danielle Gamba, Playboy Cyber Girl of the Month, October 2004
  • Jennifer (Jenn) Grijalva, actress, MTV's The Real World: Denver
  • Anjelah Johnson, stand up comedian and former MADtv cast member
  • Kiana Tom, TV fitness instructor, model, and actress
  • Brooke Morales - Poster Model / Actress / Benchwarmer Model / Playboy Model
  • Jeanette Thompson - Raiders.com Behind the Shield Reporter
  • Cole Martin - The Bachelor: Paris - contestant
  • Kelli Brook - Model / Actress - 90210, Age of Love- Participant / Benchwarmer Model
  • Melissa Goulart - Actress and Performer The First Coast Nutcracker
  • Patty Breton - Playboy Model
  • Ana Marie Carrasco - Actress / Model / Benchwarmer Model /Playboy Model
  • Raydeen Revilla - Actress / Benchwarmer Model
  • Paige Green - Actress / Wife of John Elway
  • Karen Golic - Wife of Bob Golic
  • Anjanette Abayari, model, and actress in the Philippines
  • Chandra Roberts- First female board member National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (LA); sole female member (Honorary) National Football League Players Association; World Class athlete Track & Field- High Jump/Long Jump.

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