May 16, 2011 02:00 PM by Lisa Princ
Who can forget Rulon Gardner of The Biggest Loser on NBC who decided to walk off the ranch during the weigh in on favorites week? Rulon, who claimed that he reached his goals but was still sneaking in late night snacks is now set to speak a fundraiser this month after barely saying anything upon his departure from the show. Keep reading for more details!
The Biggest Loser’s Rulon Gardner had the best chance of winning the entire season, yet the Olympic gold medalist chose to walk away stating he had family issues going on at home. Weeks went by and we never heard a peep out of Rulon, but now he is preparing to speak at the La Salle High School fundraiser on May 26th at Receptions Banquet and Conference Center in Fairfield, OH. The school’s athletic director said “Rulon’s story is truly amazing. He’ll be discussing his life and accomplishments, from winning a gold medal to his time on The Biggest Loser.”
If you are in the area and would like to see Rulon or ask him a question or two you have two choices for tickets – VIP tickets, which are $85 per person or $150 per couple, include a meet and greet with Gardner beginning at 6 p.m., open bar and hors d’oeuvres, dinner at 7, and a speech expected to last upwards of 45 minutes. VIP ticket-buyers will also have an opportunity to pose with Gardner in an 8×10 photo. General tickets, which are $50 per person or $90 per couple, cover dinner and the speech, along with beer, wine and soft drinks. Gardner is expected to field questions after his speech. For more information on gaining tickets, you can visit La Salle High School.
Rulon Gardner is still unconfirmed for the finale of The Biggest Loser in two weeks, and NBC has also mentioned that regardless of whether or not he makes an appearance, he is not eligible for the $100,000 at home prize since he quit. What do you think of Rulon? Comment and share your thoughts with us!
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