JUNE 18. 2020

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Tony Hoffman

Founder, Executive Director

The Freewheel Project

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. Tony coached Women’s Elite Pro, Brooke Crain, to a 4th place finish at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil. His story is full of redemption as he has seen some of the highest highs, and the lowest lows. Tony has presented on the prestigious TEDx stage and his Goalcast video that went viral in February of 2020 has been viewed more than six million times. He is the Founder and Director of The Freewheel Project, a non-profit organization that mentors thousands of youth through action sports. Today, Tony is one of the most requested substance abuse speakers in the country, traveling over 200 days a year to share his inspiring story with various audiences. In 2020, he will be finishing his highly anticipated autobiography, “Keys To The Wounded Soul” as well as “The First 90” a 90 day devotional to help those with addictions develop new habits in their journey of recovery. Tony’s future goal is to open the Tony Hoffman Wellness Center where he hopes to redirect the lives of those struggling with addiction onto the path of sobriety and purpose.

Power Session

The Stigma of Addiction

World Ranked after paroling prison on December 13, 2008, Tony Hoffman started living out his dream, with his addiction behind him. His story is full of redemption and his view of the highest highs, and the lowest lows. Tony is a former BMX Elite Pro and placed 2nd in the Masters Pro class at the 2016 World Championships in Colombia. He coached Women’s Elite Pro, Brooke Crain, to a 4th place finish at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil. Tony has presented on the prestigious TEDx stage and Goalcast video and is one of the most requested substance abuse speakers in the country. He is the Founder and Director of The Freewheel Project, a non-profit organization that mentors thousands of youth through action sports. In 2020, he will complete his autobiography, Keys To The Wounded Soul as well as The First 90 a 90-day devotional to help those on the journey of recovery. Tony’s goal is to open the Tony Hoffman Wellness Center to assist those struggling with addiction. The Early Years Tony’s BMX career started as a teenager and top-ranked BMX amateur with multiple endorsements. In High School in Clovis, Ca, Tony started drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana, and using prescription painkillers (Vicodin and Oxycontin). His life took a turn for the worse as he became addicted at such a young age, losing everything. Tony committed a home invasion armed robbery, and was ultimately sent to prison for two years. He violated his probation due to his addiction in spite of the threat of a ten-year prison sentence. From this despair, Tony began rebuilding his life’s purpose while he spent two years in prison. Upon his release, he used the positives and negatives of his life to get to where he is, today. Today Tony has been sober since May 17, 2007. He is a changed man devoted to inspiring others to live their life with purpose. Tony has dedicated his life, to bring awareness around the country of the dangers of prescription pills and heroin, as well as, advocating a shift in thinking towards current addiction-recovery processes.

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