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  Where Are They Now? Terri Crane-Lamb   Terri was a Washington Redskins “Redskinette” from 1979-1983. During her 5 year tenure with the Redskinettes, she performed at Super Bowls XVII and XVIII; served as a Captain and Co-Captain; selected for the first Redskins Cheerleaders overseas variety show tour “American Living” sponsored by the American Institute of Taiwan to promote U.S. consumer products... referred to by the press as “Pom Pom Diplomacy” and the first NFL Cheerleaders to tour Asia; month of October page in the FIRST Redskinettes calendar 1983/1984; featured in the FIRST WRC DOD video “Holiday Message to the Troops” in 1983 that was aired at all U.S. military bases and ships home and abroad. While cheering for the Redskins, Terri worked for the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., in various positions and offices as a senior Budget analyst, Financial analyst, Program Analyst, Team Leader, and Executive Director of the Environmental Management Advisory Board. She retired from the U.S. Department of Energy in 2010 after 36 years of service. In 1984, after retiring from the Redskinettes, Terri founded the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Alumni Association (WRCAA), which was the FIRST cheerleaders alumni organization in the NFL! She has served as the WRCAA’s Chairwoman/President from the beginning. She has been a lifelong Redskins fan and a Redskins season ticket holder for 20 years. She loves rocking the burgundy and gold by ’79-’83 supporting the team year round win or lose. As a cheerleader, alumna, and as a fan, Terri has helped raise millions of dollars for local and national charitable organizations. She is a member of the Women of the Washington Redskins (WOW), which is the Redskins’ official female fan club. As a member of WOW, Terri stays involved with the team year round by participating in community service events and volunteer opportunities. In 2009, Terri co-founded the National Football Cheerleaders Alumni Organization (NFCAO) for former NFL cheerleaders. She is the current Chairwoman/President. The NFCAO’s mission is to enable former NFL cheerleaders to connect with each other, contribute to local and national charitable organizations, and support fellow alumni when they are in need. In 2014, Terri was selected by the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Campaign to receive one of 500 purple purses designed by television star and fashion icon, Kerry Washington, to bring awareness to domestic violence. The selection was based on her personal support for the cause and for her leadership in organizations and the community. In 2015, Terri was drafted and selected to represent the Redskins as a member of the Pro Football Ultimate Fan Association (PFUFA). She was formally inducted during the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement week at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.      

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