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jpele
09-17-2010, 10:19 PM
President Barack Obama plans to appoint Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward to the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the White House announced Thursday.

The commission coordinates with government agencies to get more Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to take part in federal programs for businesses, agriculture, economic development and several other fields.

Ward, voted the Most Valuable Player in the Steelers' Super Bowl XL victory, was born to a Korean mother and black father. His Hines Ward Helping Hands Foundation helps mixed-race children who face discrimination. Ward is the second member of the Steelers' organization to get an appointment, after Obama picked owner Dan Rooney to be the U.S. ambassador to Ireland.

Link (http://pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_699941.html)

Hines, you really are the man.:tt02:

nuclearchihuahuas
09-18-2010, 09:50 AM
This is an honor or Hines and that's truly great for him...you do not suppose Obama's trying to move key people into politics do you? First Mr. Rooney and now Hines Ward? Hope he doesn't retire and move to DC LOL :lol:

75Steeler
09-18-2010, 11:01 AM
Are we looking at a Polamalu / Ward ticket in 2012 for president and VP? :cope:

nuclearchihuahuas
09-18-2010, 11:57 AM
Fabulous ticket! I'll vote twice! LOL :clap:

BlitzburghRockCity
09-19-2010, 11:08 AM
Are we looking at a Polamalu / Ward ticket in 2012 for president and VP? :cope:

I'd vote for that ticket! :tt02:

Congrats to Hines, it's a deserving honor for him. He does a lot to help promote relationships between his home country and the US as well as working with kids.