Beach Bums Reading Program

The Traverse City Beach Bums would like to thank all of the schools, teachers and students, (parents as well) and the sponsors who participated in the Beach Bums Reading Program over the last 12 years.  The program was a wonderful way to share our love of reading and who the Traverse City Beach Bums are as an organization.

However, we are going to take a break from the program in 2018, re-evaluate, and rework the program and hopefully come back even stronger in 2019.

Again, thank you for your participation and support over the last twelve years!


Children in the following schools participated in the Reading Program in 2017:

  • Bellaire Elementary - Bellaire, MI
  • Betsie Valley Elementary - Thompsonville, MI
  • Blair Elementary - Traverse City, MI
  • Buckley Public Schools - Buckley, MI
  • Central Grade School - Traverse City, MI
  • Cherry Knoll Elementary - Traverse City, MI
  • Cherry St.Intermediate School - Kalkaska, MI
  • Courtade Elementary - Traverse City, MI
  • Eastern Elementary - Traverse City, MI
  • Fife Lake Elementary - Fife Lake, MI
  • Glen Lake Elementary - Maple City, MI
  • Holy Angels Elementary - Traverse City, MI
  • Immaculate Conception - Traverse City, MI
  • Kingsley Elementary - Kingsley, MI
  • Lakeland Elementary - Elk Rapids, MI
  • Leland Elementary - Leland, MI
  • Mancelona Head Start - Mancelona, MI
  • Mancelona Elementary - Mancelona, MI
  • Mesick Consolidated Schools - Mesick, MI
  • Mill Creek Elementary - Williamsburg, MI
  • Northport Public Schools - Northport, MI
  • Platte River Elementary - Honor, MI
  • Silver Lake Elementary - Traverse City, MI
  • St. Ann School - Cadillac, MI
  • St. Mary's School-Hannah - Kingsley, MI
  • St. Mary's School of Lake Leelanau - Lake Leelanau, MI
  • Suttons Bay Elementary - Suttons Bay, MI
  • Way to Grow - Traverse City, MI
  • Westwoods Elementary - Traverse City, MI
  • Oak Park- 3 Pre-School Groups - Traverse City, MI
  • Willow Hill Elementary - Traverse City, MI
  • Homeschoolers - Traverse City, MI


KEEP READING and remember... "The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled." - Plutarch