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Dedicated to promoting awareness, former BMX champion Tony Hoffman shares his life journey from opioids to prison and then rebuilding his life’s purpose in recovery.
After paroling prison on December 13, 2008, Tony Hoffman started living out his dream, with his addiction behind him. Tony is a Former BMX Elite Pro and placed 2nd at the 2016 World Championships in Medellin Colombia in the Masters Pro class. He is a 2016 Rio Olympic Games Coach, with Women’s BMX PRO, Brooke Crain, in his lineup.
His story is full of redemption as he has seen some of the highest highs, and the lowest lows. Tony has presented on the highly coveted TEDx stage and is the Founder and Director of The Freewheel Project, a non-profit organization that mentors thousands of youth through action sports: BMX, skateboarding and after-school programs. The Freewheel Project focuses on teaching kids’ leadership skills, and making healthy life choices, including substance abuse prevention.
Tony Hoffman easily captures the audience’s attention with a professional combination of authentic storytelling, compassion and real life need-to-know information. He speaks about the impact of stigma today and promotes understanding so we will all might see some change soon!
Thousands of youth across the United States have benefitted from his presentations and school assemblies. He hopes by way of sharing his story he will inspire and motivate adolescents and other young adults to make better decisions. He also has presented to athletes, collegiate audiences and recently was a featured keynote at several state opioid conferences. Tony often addresses decision making and explores breaking the stigma of addiction. His message also provides the positivity and hope for others in his personal story of recovery.