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Utah’s Gail Miller selected to receive congressional award

Salt Lake City • Utah Jazz owner and philanthropist Gail Miller was running between meetings when she heard the news from Washington D.C.

A colleague had told her she would be receiving a congressional award honoring her work with young people.

Miller thought the idea was far-fetched. "I didn't even know much about the award, I never expected it," she told The Associated Press this week.

In June, Miller will receive The Horizon Award, which recognizes humanitarian leaders in the private sector. The Congressional Award National Board of Directors announced their decision May 12.

Previous recipients include singer Mariah Carey, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, and actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.