Kathleen Named Raiderette of the Week

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The Oakland Raiders would like to congratulate Kathleen on being the "Raiderette of the Week," sponsored by Bud Light. Kathleen returns for her fourth season with Football's Fabulous Females after taking one year off. Kathleen earned Rookie of the Year for the 2007-2008 season and Dancer of the Year for the 2008-2009 season. During her time away from the Raiderettes, Kathleen pursued other goals, including running her first half marathon, taking dance classes, yoga, pilates, and traveling to see family and friends on the East Coast.

The Raiderette veteran graduated from St. Mary's College in Moraga with a degree in communications. She is currently an account manager in the employee benefits division of a national insurance carrier. Kathleen enjoys the field of account management, but would ultimately like to go into business with her family, launching a food product developed from a secret family recipe.

Kathleen is involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area as a member of the Advocate Committee and the Junior Board. "The Junior Board and Advocate Committee's main focus is to assemble special events to raise funding to sustain the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization," said Kathleen. "It is comprised of young professionals throughout the Bay Area and my contributions have focused primarily on assisting with the organization of these events as well as the acquisition of items to be used for fundraising purposes to aid in making those events successful."

The four-year veteran enjoys the off-field moments as part of Football's Fabulous Females, but cherishes game day. "One of my favorite moments during game day is after we have made our entrance onto the field as we prepare to begin our 'pre-game' performance," said Kathleen. "There's a moment of silence between when we set our final pose and when the music starts. Time seems to slow down and although the crowd is busting with excitement…you can almost hear nothing at all. It's in that moment that I call to mind what can be accomplished with a commitment and dedication to give nothing but my very best. It's that moment that reminds me of how a positive focus to entertain our Raider fans who support us every game…rain or shine…win or lose…helps me deliver the best performance possible."

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