Golfing legend Arnold Palmer passed away Sept. 25, at 87 years old. Palmer will be publicly memorialized at his hometown of Latrobe, PA on Tuesday, at 11 a.m. ET, as the masses will fill Saint Vincent College to pay their last respects.
Water bottles at memorial services aren’t unusual, but with Palmer having a drink aptly named after him, it only makes sense that those in attendance enjoy the iced tea/lemonade mixture in his honor.
ESPN financial analyst Darren Rovell tweeted out a photo showing cases upon cases of Arnold Palmers, saying, “3,900 bottles of Arnold Palmers just arrived in Latrobe, Pa. for Tuesday’s Arnold Palmer memorial.”
3,900 bottles of Arnold Palmers just arrived in Latrobe, Pa. for Tuesday’s Arnold Palmer memorial pic.twitter.com/OXYmzlrIPS
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 2, 2016
There’s no better tribute for those in his hometown to mourn his death, but partaking in the beverage is an appropriate way to still celebrate his memory.
Tuesday will mark the official end of an era, but we will remember him with every Arnold Palmer we order at a bar or restaurant.