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West Virginia partner Randy Saunders is assisting Felicia Goodson, the mother of Iowa running back Tyler Goodson, to establish the nonprofit organization Minority Athlete Coalition (MAC) with a goal of educating college athletics programs on racial sensitivity to help build an inclusive culture. The MAC added Saunders — an attorney who grew up in Iowa and die-hard Hawkeye fan — to take on the legal formation of the group, and he put together a team that has experience programming and fundraising for nonprofits.
“We have a lot of experience in a lot of different areas,” Saunders said. “The nice thing about our firm is the pro bono aspect is intertwined into the culture of our firm.”
Saunders first got involved when he saw Goodson’s tweet announcing the idea for the MAC. As the chair of his firm’s pro bono program, Saunders recognized an opportunity to be involved in something that matched his firm’s pro bono values.
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