Updated 3/2 at 3:15 p.m.
Dickstein Shapiro on Monday revealed that one of its lobbyists, a former senator, is advocating for the Amateur Athletic Union.
Former Sen. Tim Hutchinson (R-Ark.), a senior adviser at the firm, is advocating for the nonprofit, volunteer sports organization based in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. He is following "legislative and federal action related to youth sports," according a lobbying registration filing.
Hutchinson couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. But AAU spokesman Ron Sachs said the organization hired Dickstein to help it with federal grants, among other matters in Washington.
The AAU hasn’t had a federal lobbyist before, according to congressional lobbying records that date back to 1999.
Founded in 1888, the organization promotes and develops amateur sports and physical fitness programs across the United States for individuals of all ages. The AAU sanctions 34 sports programs.