Reading Club

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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?

  • Basketball Reading Challenge: Complete nine (9) reading assignments (at least 20 minutes of independent reading a day) by making nine (9) shots on the court on the inside of your Reading Club flyer.  Upon completion, visit your school librarian/official for more information.
  • Baseball Reading Challenge: Complete nine (9) reading assignments (at least 20 minutes of independent reading a day) by scoring one (1) run during each inning using the scoreboard on the inside of your Reading Club flyer.  Upon completion, visit your school librarian/official for more information.

How do I participate?

  • Each time you complete a reading assignment have an adult sign off on your progress using the blank spaces on the flyer’s 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?

Basketball Reading Challenge:

  •  Free Reading Club member ticket is available for up to two (2) games for both WBB and MBB with designated voucher code(s) (provided by your librarian or school)

Baseball Reading Challenge:

  • Free Reading Club member ticket is available for up to two (2) of the following games with designated voucher code(s) (provided by your librarian or school)

Women’s Basketball – *Can attend a max of two (2) women’s basketball games.*


Men’s Basketball – *Can attend a max of both men’s basketball games.*

Baseball– *Can attend a max of two (2) baseball games.*




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.

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