Associated Press Release
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Rick Scott has honored the late Dr. Robert Cade with the state's Great Floridian Award.
The Gainesville Sun reports Scott visited the Cafe Museum for Creativity and Invention and presented the award to Cade's family on Thursday.
Cade was the lead inventor of Gatorade. He was also a professor of renal medicine at University of Florida and described himself as a "physician, scientist, musician and inventor."
Thursday would have been Cade's 86th birthday.
Cade is the 82nd recipient of the Great Floridian Award. Previous honorees include sports figures Steve Spurrier and Tim Tebow, as well as former governors, civil rights activists, military heroes and entrepreneurs.