The group REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition is pleased to announce that Cleveland born and raised, Bob Golic and his wife Karen Golic will be joining us at this year’s Prepper’s Ball as our emcees!

In addition to all the offerings of the 2nd annual Preppers Ball, don’t miss an opportunity to hang out with Karen Golic, former LA Raiderette Cheerleader and community involved woman or her sidekick and former NFL player / 3-time pro bowler husband Bob Golic.  Karen has done it all, she is the co-host with Bob on the Bob and Karen radio show on Fridays on WNIR 100.1 fm talk station.   She is an active public speaker, former actress with sightings in the fan-favorite Baywatch and is currently associated with the always cool music venue, the Cleveland Agora.

Bob Golic can hold his own against his wife’s popularity with a 14 season history in the NFL, and then on to acting, TV and radio hosting.   Bob started with the University of Notre Dame before going on to play for the New England Patriots, seven seasons with the local favorite Cleveland Browns and then on to wrapping up his long and hard hitting career with four years with the Los Angeles Raiders.   Then Bob turned to acting and can be seen as a regular on Saved by the Bell: The College Years.   California’s loss is Ohio’s gain as Bob and Karen then moved to Northeastern Ohio to continue their careers.

Amanda Suffecool – Director of the not-for-profit group REALIZE firearms awareness coalition stated “I am thrilled to have the team of Karen and Bob as emcees for our second annual Preppers Ball.   Both Karen and Bob have made their pro-gun / pro second amendment stance clear to the listening public, and we are grateful for their support.”    This year’s preppers ball is expected to be bigger and better than the first one, and the first one was a great deal of fun.   Bob and Karen will add another level of fun and energy to the program.

The Preppers Ball (website is the annual fundraiser for the not for profit REALIZE firearms awareness coalition.   It is a raffle based event, with drawings, door prizes, speakers and vendors. uses the funds to support a wide variety of public education including ALICE active shooter response training, Church personal defense programs, to two public radio shows with a Q&A format regarding all things firearms.  In 2015 REALIZE held an ‘antiques roadshow-esque’ program of firearms appraisal that was free and open to the public.   They also have held programs involving local police and the community, a concealed carry fashion show, and a seminar designed to teach teens firearms safety.

The format of the Preppers Ball is such that it continues the public education format that is standard in all REALIZE events.  In addition to the 10,000 in prizes that will be given to the ticketholders and side raffles held throughout the program, there will be multiple opportunities to take home great prizes.    The multiple speakers will be talking on subjects ranging from a homesteader teaching canning, to a former navy seal teaching hand to hand.  We will have the Frontiersmen teaching self / group reliance and Henry Bierce teaching us to cook/grill without gas.   There will be multiple vendor tables willing to share soap making, talk about knife selection, bulk ammo opportunities in addition to multiple show hosts and local specialty shops.

This years ball will be held on Saturday February 13, 2016 in the Arena Complex of the  Summit County Fair Grounds, Akron Ohio.