The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders
were second only to the Pittsburgh Steelers in professional NFL cheerleaders (1961; the Rooneys eliminated them shortly afterwards), but continue to be the longest running "Professional" National Football League cheerleading organization. Originally called the Redskinettes, they have cheered for the Washington Redskins since September 30, 1962.
In addition to touring with the football team, they have also performed around the world. The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders were also the first cheerleaders in the NFL to form an alumni association.