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Liberty Bowl to honor Priscilla Presley with citizen award

US actress Priscilla Presley poses with Elvis Presley's Lincoln Continental car during a photocall for the 'Elvis at the O2' exhibition in in London on December 15, 2014. (Ben Stansall/ AFP/ Getty Images)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Liberty Bowl will honor Priscilla Presley at a dinner this summer.

The Liberty Bowl says in a news release that Presley will receive its Distinguished Citizen Award on June 24 at the Hilton Memphis Hotel.

The event will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Presley’s late ex-husband, rock ‘n’ roll icon Elvis Presley, was honored with the award in 1977, the year of his death.

Priscilla Presley turned Graceland, her former husband’s longtime Memphis home, into a tourist attraction in 1982 that draws 500,000 visitors per year from around the world. It’s now operated by Elvis Presley Enterprises.

Among recent winners of the award were Tim McCarver, Archie Manning and Dick Vitale.