3. He was a founding member of The V Foundation for Cancer Research.
4. He worked at ESPN for 30 years, and in that time he covered college basketball; the WNBA; the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs; the Final Four the World Series and the MLB All-Star Game, among numerous other sports.
5. He suffered from depression. Saunders recently co-wrote a book called, "Playing Hurt: My Journey from Despair to Hope," about the disease. It is be be released in April 2017. The publisher's synopsis of the book reads: "His story unfolds as so many of our lives do—among family, friends, and colleagues—but it also peers into places we don't often discuss openly—psych wards and hospitals. Here is the honest story of a public figure facing his own mental illness head on, and emerging far better off for his effort."
Sources: ESPN; AP