Posts Tagged ‘Hines Ward’

Hines Ward talks about being Asian American

Monday, February 7th, 2011

(ESPN) Many people will be watching Hines Ward as he competes for his third Super Bowl ring Sunday night. In addition to being a star athlete, his life story off the field is equally inspirational.

Hines speaks about his childhood, and why he got involved in the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

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Steelers’ Hines Ward sworn into #asianamerican council

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

(Pittsburgh Post Gazette) Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward has had plenty of speaking engagements in his time, but he said his appearance Tuesday before a packed auditorium in the U.S. Capitol was the toughest.

Ward said he was nervous and humbled in brief remarks after being sworn in as a member of President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Born in Seoul, South Korea, to a Korean mother and African-American father, Ward said he endured taunts as a child and was often resentful of his mixed heritage. But he credited his mother because she “instilled in me a great attitude and appreciation for who I am.”

The commission advises Obama, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on ways to improve quality of life for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

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