LEXINGTON, Ky. — On Saturday, Nov. 3, during the UK vs Georgia football game, the 1968 Sweethearts will return to celebrate 50 years of the Sweetheart Majorettes with the UK Alumni Band during halftime.
The first line of Sweetheart majorettes made their debut in the fall of 1968 on old Stoll Field during the halftime show of the UK Marching Band. Bradford High School graduate, Cherie Hubbard Roeth, was selected to be one of the two featured twirlers.
The UK Marching Band added female musicians to the band in the fall of 1968 and a line of majorettes called the KY Sweethearts.
Twirling is a sport. It is also a dying art and the 1968 Sweethearts are hoping that their publicity campaign celebrating their 50th Reunion will bring donations to the newly established scholarship at the UK Philanthropy Department: UK Sweetheart Majorette Scholarship Fund. Majorette scholarship programs have been established at most of the SEC schools.