Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders
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The Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders are the official cheer squad of the Kansas City Chiefs. The group performs a variety of dance moves at the Chiefs home in Arrowhead Stadium. The squad was originally a co-ed squad that was first formed in 1971, and eventually dropped the male cheerleaders, and renamed the squad as the Chiefettes. In 1986, the squad changed to its current name, and male cheerleaders returned. In 1997, the squad became all-female. The group's annual tryouts take place in April. Non-KCCC members can still join by participating in "Spirit Day", in which a group of 7th-12th grade cheerleaders performs with the squad at halftime. The group also makes various appearances at military bases, trade shows, commercials, convention, county fairs, talk shows, grand openings, autograph sessions, photo shoots, golf tournaments, charity functions, and auctions. The squad also has a "Junior Cheerleaders" program. However, the program is separated in 4 age divisions: Angel Chiefs for 3-5; Junior Chiefs for 6-12; The Satellite Program for 6-17; as well as the Teen Chiefs for ages 13–17. The squad also performs with Chiefs mascot KC Wolf, who also makes appearances. Similar to the drum line of the Chicago Bears, the Chiefs also have the "Rumble", a drum line consisting of male and female musicians who pump up the crowd at each home game, and at various community events with the cheerleaders and KC Wolf. A Chiefs Cheerleader, Susie, rides a horse called "Warpaint" out the tunnel before every home game. This has been done until 1989, in which it was retired. However, in 2009, for the Chiefs (and the American Football League's) 50th Anniversary, Warpaint was brought back. Aside from the squad, the Chiefs also has the "Red and Gold Girls", which performs cheerleading stunts.
- Krazy George Henderson (1975–1979)
- Dr. Jennifer Horrell, wife of member of the Missouri House of Representatives, Sam Page
- Najahe Sherman, anchor of KSHB-TV
- Rachel Wray, MMA fighter
- Sylvia DelaCerna, mother of ballerina Misty Copeland
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