October 19, 2016
Gaeng for the Gold
The Revere Bank team would like to congratulate Regional President Brian Gaeng’s daughter, Gail, on winning a gold medal in women’s wheelchair basketball at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.
Gail’s journey to gold is a story of hard work and determination—but mostly a story of unwavering dedication to the game and to herself. Gail has been playing basketball since she was 4 years old with the help of her dad, who coached her in her kid’s recreational league. In the 19 years since then, she has spent countless hours practicing on the court and studying the game. In 2008—as a 15-year-old— Gail decided to set the goal of making the Olympic team.
After trying out for the national women’s wheelchair basketball team for five years straight, Gail finally made the squad in 2013. Two years later, Gail and her teammates clinched an Olympic berth and went on to Rio to compete in the world-recognized Paralympic games. Team USA won the gold medal in Rio by remaining undefeated throughout the tournament and winning their final game against Germany 62-45.
Congratulations to Gail and her teammates from everyone at Revere Bank!
To find out more about Gail’s path to gold, check out the following stories: