It all started with a mother’s outrage at her child contracting strepthroat while playing sports, when a light bulb went off in Nicole Reeder’s head.
Reeder, whose son took sick after drinking behind another player, created ID Me Bands, the first functional bottles marker for athletic environments.
As bands, these markers help athletes uniquely identify their bottles and can also be worn around wrists and ankles. ID Me Bands help combat the epidemic of individuals spreading germs and illnesses to their teammates.
“You have entire teams getting (mononucleosis) because they’re sharing bottles,” said Reeder, who graduated from Grambling State University in 2004 with a degree in chemistry.
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