Redskins’ Cheerleaders on Marco Island for Swimsuit Photo Shoot


By Daniel Winningham
May 28, 2009

Forty-three women from the Washington Redskins’ cheerleading squad are on Marco Island this week for a photo shoot for an upcoming swimsuit calendar.

The team is staying at the Marco Island Marriott Resort and spa from May 26 to June 2.

Melanie Coburn, director of marketing for the Washington Redskins’ cheerleading squad, said the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ cheerleading squad shot their annual calendar last year at the resort and Marriott officials were interested in bringing another cheer team to Marco.

So far, the women have enjoyed dinner at Capt. Brien’s. Dinner at Stan’s in Goodland is planned for later in the week.

“I love it,” Coburn said of the Marco experience. “This is my first time. It’s been awesome. Everybody here at the Marriott has been very accommodating.”

“The shoots have gone well,” Coburn said. “We’re really excited to the see the final product.”

The squad is scheduled to perform Saturday, May 30 at 9 p.m. at the Marriott by the resort’s tiki terrace. In addition, the team will on a sunset cruise on the Marco Princess June 1.

The calendar, which will include all 43 women, will be available online at late July at

This is the cheerleading team’s 12th annual swimsuit calendar.