Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward is in New York today for a ceremony at the United Nations where he is being named as a Goodwill Ambassador for KORUS Future Vision. The ceremony will be attended by H.E. Sung-Hwan Kim, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea.
The appointment of Ward, a Korean-American, has been pursued to solidify the foundation of the Republic of Korea – United States ties through not only inter-governmental but also people-to-people diplomacy between the two countries. For one year starting today, Goodwill Ambassador Ward will carry out a variety of promotional activities aimed at facilitating development of future-oriented ROK-US ties; help with major events involving any Korean diplomatic mission or Koreans in the US; and provide advice in planning events related to ROK-US ties according to the media release. The one year official appointment is also extendable.
Ward was born in Seoul, South Korea to a Korean mother and an African American soldier and has become an international role model to children everywhere through his play on the football field and his work through his Helping Hands Foundation. Congratulations to Goodwill Ambassador Ward from all of Steeler Nation.