It's where the winners play -- and that's for sure. As Joe Montana was a part of the festivities for the Sunland Park Derby this past March. Today, event organizers announced the keynote speaker for the 2013 Sunland Park Gala will be Pittsburgh Steelers' Pro Bowler and Super Bowl MVP -- Hines Ward.

In March of this year, there was a sold out crowd to hear keynote speaker, Joe Montana, for the ninth annual gala and there's no doubt El Pasoan's have a solid Steeler fan base in town -- even in Cowboy country. With that being said, Ward is also sure to sell out and for a good cause.

The Sunland Park Gala teamed up with the United Blood Services blood bank this past March. Ward will be in town for the event which will be held March 23, 2013.

Wide Receiver, Hines Ward, is not just known for his athleticism and blocking ability on the field after 14 seasons with the Steelers, but also recently added another accolade to his resume by winning last year's Dancing with the Stars competition on ABC.


Ward is also a member of the NBC Sports Sunday Night Football broadcast team.

We will keep you updated on ticket information and further details as it becomes available.