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Gatorade's Birthplace

 
 
Gatorade's Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 25, 2018
1. Gatorade's Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  Gatorade, the sports drink that started an industry, was invented at the UF College of Medicine by a team of researchers led by Dr. Robert Cade. Gatorade was first field tested in a football scrimmage near this site and was first used in an October 1965 Gator victory. The invention was prompted by concern about the effects of heat on the human body. After collecting fluid samples from UF football players, Cade and his colleagues realized the players' electrolytes were out of balance and their blood sugar and total blood volume was low. They developed a drink containing salts and sugars that quickly replaced lost nutrients and improved performance. The product soon attracted international attention and is used by athletes worldwide.
 
Erected 2007 by University of Florida.
 
Location. 29° 39.001′ N, 82° 21.018′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is on Gale Lemenard Drive 0.1 miles south of West University Ave (State Road 26), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located between the O'Connell
Gatorade's Birthplace Marker with Florida Field in the background image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 25, 2018
2. Gatorade's Birthplace Marker with Florida Field in the background
Center and Florida Field. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville FL 32608, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Florida 4-H (approx. 0.3 miles away); Florida Extension (approx. 0.3 miles away); IFAS (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert Marston Science Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); African Studies (approx. half a mile away); Walker Hall (approx. half a mile away); University of Florida Historic Campus (approx. half a mile away); Bryan Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Also see . . .  Gatorade. (Submitted on July 18, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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