View the Special Olympics 2008 Northeast Region
Blue Sox (Navy)
Bronze at Softball Championships
Blue Sox (Royal)
Silver at Softball Championships
Division 2 Silver at softball championships.
Congratulations to our first team ever in division 2 in any
Stormers & Slammers
The Stormers placed 1st
at regionals. The Slammers placed 2nd. Both teams
advance to Championships on November 1st.
The Stompers placed 1st at regionals winning the gold medal
for the second straight year. The Stompers also were
invited to championships on November 1st.
At ODS, we love our sportís teams! From Softball to Soccer, our consumers have become award winning
players when it comes to team-work, learning the rules of the game, and being a good-sport.
The Special Olympics Sports offered through ODS are not exclusive to ODS Clients and Coaches from all of
the teams encourage all to practice and participate if they are so inclined. However, the majority of
athletes represented on the teams are ODS Consumers.
Click on any of the team logos below to view their photo album!
The Blue Sox (Navy) and The Blue Sox (Royal) represent San Joaquin County in softball. The teams begin practice in
Mid-April, with more intense, frequent trainings beginning in June. Competitions occur in late August and
early September. The Blue Sox (Navy) have been highly successful in their division and the
Blue Sox (Royal) are excited
about their inaugural season. Travel and overnight trips are a regular part of being involved with the Sox
and the teams are usually provided with very nice accommodations.
As it begins to get colder out and the leaves begin to change, the Stockton Strikers Bowling Team begins
weekly practice. A wide range of skill levels are represented on the Strikers and athletes consistently
bring home their fair share of Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals. While bowling is not a team sport, we
practice together as a league. The highest scorers from each division are then invited to participate in the
Special Olympics Northern-California Bowling Championships in Sacramento, CA.
The Stockton Swarm represent San Joaquin County in the sport of basketball. Each year, practice begins in
early January, with competitions occurring throughout the season against rival San Joaquin County teams. The
Northern-California Regional Tournament occurs in early April in Sacramento & Championships in Berkley, CA.
The Stockton Swarm were the first competitive ODS Special Olympics team to win a gold medal in regional
competition. The Swarm are the current silver medalists in Northern-California Division 3A.
The Stockton Stompers, Stormers and the Slammers represent San Joaquin County in Special Olympic Soccer
competitions. 2006 was the inaugural season for all three teams. Both the Stompers and the Stormers earned
bronze medals, but the standouts were the Slammers who were awarded the silver medal and will be
representing San Joaquin County at the 2006 Regional Soccer Championships in Sacramento, CA.