Hines Ward Honored
Hines Ward was honored by the Pennsylvania legislature on Tuesday for his contribution to the community as well as football. Ward was very pleased with the honor, stating:
“This is the coolest thing ever…I wanted to represent not only the city of Pittsburgh but the whole state of Pennsylvania. I only thought that I had fans in Pittsburgh, but the Steeler Nation is all over. For me, it’s great to be recognized all over the state of Pennsylvania. You guys have given me so much. Today is a big honor.”
Ward, a Super Bowl MVP, played with the Steelers for 14 years. During that time, he was also active in many charities and community projects including working with inner city kids, as well founding a group for biracial children in South Korea.
Governor Tom Corbett was impressed with Ward’s accomplishments both on the field and off when he met with the retired star.
“He has represented what I think are the finest attributes of a team player and a hard worker,” Corbett said. “Hines has really become part of the fabric of Western Pennsylvania.”