MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – While most people spent the day before Valentine’s out shopping for their special someone, former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward spent the day giving back to the community at the WVU Children’s Hospital.
The probable future NFL Hall of Famer was in town for the 13th Annual WVU Medicine Children’s Gala that took place at the Morgantown Events Center on February 13. Ward served as the ring master, opening the event with a speech.
Earlier that day, Ward headed over to the WVU Children’s Hospital on the sixth floor of Ruby Memorial Hospital where he visited dozens of children, nurses and doctors who he described as the “real heroes”.
The WVU Children’s Hospital provides maternal, infant and pediatric care for West Virginia and the surrounding region, giving care to high-risk mothers, premature infants and children with life-threatening conditions through adolescence to adulthood, per insideview.hsc.wvu.edu.
“I was blessed enough to be able to visit the WVU Children’s Hospital today,” Ward posted to social media.
Ward even made a phone call to one of the children’s relative’s who had a birthday. It’s safe to say he made that Steeler fan’s day.
Actually, it’s safe to say he made a lot of people’s day.
Ward spent 14 seasons in the NFL, all with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He finished his career with exactly 1,000 receptions, over 12,000 total receiving yards and 85 touchdowns. Ward, who played collegiate football at the University of Georgia, will be inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame later this month alongside the Braves’ Chipper Jones.
Some information in this article courtesy of insideview.hsc.wvu.edu