Today, many people will be watching Hines Ward as he competes for his third Super Bowl ring. He’s the only Korean American Superbowl MVP in the history of the NFL. In addition to being a star athlete, his life story off the field is equally inspirational. The half Black/half Korean football player talks about how he turned the negativity in his childhood to positivity. Hear directly from Hines about the bullying and racism he faced, and why he got involved in the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in this special video. His message to the Asian American community “Don’t ever let someone tell you what you can’t do. Everything will be alright, so never give up on your dreams.”
Hines Ward’s Story
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Hines Ward is a professional football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers who was voted MVP of Super Bowl XL. Born to a Korean mother and an African American father, he has long been an advocate for biracial youths. He is actively involved in various philanthropic initiatives, including starting his own foundation, the Hines Ward Helping Hands Foundation, which seeks to help mixed-race children suffering from discrimination.