As we turn the page on 2011, we wanted to reflect on what this last year brought us. It was an incredible year of growth for Handicap This Productions: Our Facebook Fan page more than doubled in size, from 3,000 to over 6,400! Thank YOU for spreading our message. 2011 also marked the start of Handicap This! Merchandise! We unveiled our “Making Cerebral Palsy Fun since 2008” shirts and we will be rolling out a few more T-Shirts in 2012! On July 23rd ““ we performed at Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago for the Disability Pride Parade. Family Network TV asked us to be a part of their website and we signed on to do 12 Episodes. Basically, it is our version of a reality show, minus all the drama and whining, like the Kardashian’s. The show has already launched, with new episodes airing on Tuesdays. We graced the front-page of the Chicago Tribune on September 20th and we had a 5-minute segment on ABC-7 Sunday Morning News on October 16th. We have been guests on numerous radio shows and were also interviewed by “The Bad Ass Project”. More than 4,000 people experienced our 2-man show, Handicap This!, in 2011. We performed for over 1,200 students at the University of Illinois and over 700 people at our public show at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie on November 4th. We ended our year sharing our message at the TEDx conference in Iowa City on 11-11-11.
What an INCREDIBLE year! We want to build on this year’s growth and continue to share our message of “˜Judgment Not Allowed’ with as many people as we possibly can. Many people have asked us what our goals are for this year. In no particular order ““ 1. 10,000 Fans on Facebook. 2. 5,000 Followers on Twitter. 3. 15 Handicap This! performances 4. 15 speaking engagements. 5. Release our 12 Episode Series on DVD (with special features) 6. We want to personally meet YOU!
We hope that 2012 is your best year ever!
From all of us at Handicap This Productions HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Mike, Tim, Molly, John, Chris, Sarah, and Denis