Dedication for an historical marker commemorating the development of Gatorade

Published: November 9th, 2007

Category: Memos

UF History Advisory Council

On Friday, November 16, the University of Florida will hold a dedication ceremony and unveiling of an historical marker commemorating the invention and first use of the sports drink Gatorade. With this dedication, UF inaugurates a series of markers that will bear permanent testimony to the university’s significant historical events and achievements. The series will highlight the university’s contribution to research, service and education as well as its rich cultural traditions. The markers will remind us of where we have been and inspire future triumphs.

The ceremony will take place at 1:30 p. m. on the east lawn of the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Vice President for Research Win Phillips will preside at the event. Invited speakers include Norm Carlson, University Athletic Association, Bruce C. Kone, Dean of the College of Medicine, and Jim Free, a member of the 1965 Gatorade research team led by Dr. Robert Cade. Please join us if you can.

The University of Florida Historical Marker Program is sponsored by the University of Florida Alumni Association and is directed by the University History Advisory Council.

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