Dr. James Robert Cade Receives Great Floridian Award
Governor Rick Scott visited Gainesville this morning to present an award for the creator of Gatorade.
Dr. James Cade was leader of the team that invented gatorade.
This morning, his wife and family accepted the "Great Floridian Award" in his honor.
His youngest daughter spoke on behalf of the Cade family and says her father receiving the award is an honor for her and her family.
She also said the Cade Museum was special to her father because of his love of children.
"Our dream is that children from all over the area will come and experience what I got as a child without even realizing it was special. But give children, especially the ones who don't usually have the opportunity to experience the thrill of discovery… and also the belief that they can too actually create and do something of value," said Phoebe Cade Miles.
The Great Floridian Award is designed to recognize outstanding achievements by those who have made significant contributions to the progress and welfare of the state.
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