Reading Club

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Reading Club Football Challenge (PDF)

What is Mr. C’s Reading Club?

  • Vanderbilt Athletics, with support from Ingram Charities, launched a reading program for students in Pre K through 4thgrade at Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS). Each year students can complete three sport specific reading challenges (football, basketball and baseball). Students who complete a sport challenge will become members of Mr. C’s Reading Club and receive access to a free ticket (s) for a Vanderbilt sporting event.
  • Students who complete 2 of the 3 challenges (football, basketball and baseball) will receive a special prize courtesy of Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt.
    • Be on the lookout for more information about upcoming Reading Challenges!

What is the current Reading Challenge?

  • Football Reading Challenge: Complete nine reading assignments (at least 20 minutes of independent reading a day) and track your progress by reading down the field for a touchdown on the Reading Club flyer. Upon completion, visit your school librarian/official for more information.

How do I participate?

  • All MNPS students should have received the Mr. C’s Reading Club flyer in their new student packet.
    • If not, download a flyer HERE.
  • Each time you complete a reading assignment have an adult sign off on your progress on each blank space using the yard markers on the front of the map.
  • Once you complete all nine (9) assignments, bring your completed map to your school librarian/official.
  • Your librarian will write in a voucher code for the game(s) you select and you can redeem it online or in person at the Vanderbilt Ticket Office (see redemption information below).
  • Tickets must be purchased one (1) week prior to the game. 

What games are available for the Football Reading Challenge?

  • Free Reading Club member ticket is available for all games below using the designated voucher code (provided by your librarian or school official).

9/28 vs. Northern Illinois
10/19 vs. Missouri
11/23 vs. ETSU
*Game times are TBD.  Visit for the most up to date schedule.

How can parents/family purchase additional tickets?

  • Reading Club members who receive a free ticket voucher code will automatically be eligible to purchase up to six (6) discounted ($5) tickets to the game(s) they select and are based on availability.
  • Free ticket vouchers can only be redeemed with purchase of an additional $5 ticket.

Ticket Office Disclaimer Information

  • All tickets are distributed based on availability.  Due to a limited amount of space, Mr. C’s Reading Club members and their families will be accommodated based on the order in which they are received.
  • Tickets must be obtained/purchased no later than one week before your selected game.
  • Vouchers have no cash value and can only be redeemed by members of Mr. C’s Reading Club.
  • Free ticket vouchers can only be redeemed with purchase of an additional $5 ticket.
  • If you are interested in doing a field trip or group outing with Reading Club members, please contact the Athletics Ticket Office directly at 615-322-4653 ext.1.

Proud Sponsors of Mr. C’s Reading Club