Most people here in Indy who know Rupert Boneham know him for at least one of two reasons (if not both). He was a particularly popular contestant on one of the original reality TV shows, Survivor. The second reason our Cheapsters have heard of him is that he ran as the Libertarian candidate for the Governor of Indiana in 2012 (eventually losing to Mike Pence). Between Survivor and politics, Rupert Boneham has earned celebrity status here in the Indy area.
What many people don’t know about, however, is the Rupert’s Kids organization. Back in 1983 and long before his stints on Survivor, Rupert worked with mentally handicapped children. He began in Texas but moved to Indiana to work with troubled young adults. After winning one million dollars on Survivor, Rupert used much of his winnings to establish Rupert’s Kids to help “at-risk” teens.
That brings us to Wednesday nights at Teddy’s Burger Joint. The south side Teddy’s location (2222 W. Southport Road in Indianapolis) invites you to join them every Wednesday night to watch an episode of Survivor. Rupert himself will be in attendance, and the festivities will last from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. while the show airs. The event itself is FREE, and Teddy’s will be donating 10% of the night’s food profits to Rupert’s Kids. You can bring the whole family and enjoy a delicious meal with Rupert and the gang watching Survivor.