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The Detroit Lions Cheerleaders are the National Football League cheerleading squad representing the Detroit Lions.
Detroit Lions Cheerleaders Wikipedia
Since moving to Detroit from Portsmouth, Ohio in 1934, the Detroit Lions have only had one official cheerleading squad The Detroit Lions original cheerleading squad started in 1963 and continued until 1972. Promoters of cheer squads had contacted the team's front office several times only to be met with rejections. In August 2010, a group formed the Detroit Pride, which became the unofficial cheerleaders for the team.
On June 12, 2016, the Lions announced their decision to add official cheerleaders to the Lions organization. The team also announced that Rebecca Girard-Smoker, formerly the director of the Detroit Pistons dance team, would be the coach of the cheerleading squad. The cheerleading squad will be a part of the entertainment during football games, and active at community events.