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Dr Robert Cade
Original name: James Robert Cade
Birth: Sep. 26, 1927
Death: Nov. 27, 2007

Inventor. He was a professor of medicine and physiology at the University of Florida, where he invented the sports drink Gatorade in 1965. The drink was devised to help UF Gator football players deal with the sweltering heat, which led to intense dehydration. When Cade offered the patent rights of the drink to the university they turned him down. He then signed a deal with Stokley-Van Camp who began advertising and selling it. Soon NFL Football teams began making Gatorade available on the sidelines of their games and practices. In 1983, Gatorade became the official sports drink of the NFL, a title it holds to this day. It is also the official sports drink of the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and other significant professional sports groups. Gatorade is sold in some eighty countries world wide in 50 various flavors and is a $7.5 billion a year drink product. Dr. Cade spent his whole career educating at the univeristy and generated $150 million in royalties to fund scholarships and helped to establish the University of Florida as a premier research institution. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Kidney failure
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Gainesville
Alachua County
Florida, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Sam
Record added: Nov 27, 2007
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Dr Robert Cade
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- florida boy 64
 Added: Sep. 26, 2014
On your 87th birthday
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Sep. 22, 2014
Thanks for the Gatorade, still enjoying it today!
- Donny Quinn
 Added: Jun. 14, 2014
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