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Pro BMX Competitor & Recovering Addict

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 Tony Hoffman Biography

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.

Tony has been sober since May 17th, 2007. His BMX career started in high school, as he was a top-ranked BMX amateur with multiple endorsements. As a native of Clovis, Ca, where he attended Clovis High School, Tony started drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana, and using prescription painkillers such as Vicodin and Oxycontin by his senior year. His life took a turn for the worse as he became addicted at such a young age, losing everything.

In 2004 Tony committed a home invasion armed robbery, and was ultimately sent to prison for two years in 2007. Tony had violated his probation and knows the depths of addiction, and understands the despair addicts go through as even a ten-year prison sentence threat, could not stop him from using during his probation. Tony began rebuilding his life’s purpose while he spent two years in prison. As soon as he was released, he used the positive and negatives of his life to get to where he is, today.

Tony is a changed man, and inspires so many to live their life with purpose. Tony has dedicated his life, to bringing awareness around the country, describing how dangerous prescription pill and heroin abuse are, as well as advocating a shift in thinking towards current addiction-recovery processes.

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  • From The Point of No Return to Overcoming Adversity: My Personal Journey

    How many times have you said to yourself, “It's too late now, there's no point in continuing?” Tony Hoffman went from a star BMX athlete on the cover of magazines with corporate endorsements to the streets of West Fresno as a homeless drug addict and a prison inmate. However, upon realizing his true potential and that it is never too late to go after your dreams, he was able to turn his life around. Hoffman became a world class athlete at the professional ranks of BMX racing and later started the Freewheel Project. This keynote is a walk through the life, perspective and choices Hoffman has made and the places it took him thereafter. Let him tell your audience how he overcame his darkest demons and instead, made them the fuel for his own success.

  • The Stairway to Faith: All Things are Possible

    Tony Hoffman is asked regularly, “How did you escape your addictions?” His answer is simple: A God he came to believe in through an unbelievable spiritual story. Hoffman shares his personal experiences with drug addiction, the influence God played in it, and how everything eventually came together for the world class athlete. As the founder of the Freewheel Project through divine intervention, Hoffman explains to audiences how success is a series of calculated leaps of faith. Sometimes, we don't know how we are going to get to our destination, and faith serves as our compass. While telling a breathtaking story, he provides anecdotes on how faith allowed him to overcome the odds, reaching the many goals he had set for himself.

  • Education First

    As a student, Pro BMX Competitor Tony Hoffman saw school as a waste of time. This led him down a turbulent road. He became a drug addict, followed the wrong crowd and eventually ended up in prison for two years. While behind bars, he reflected on his bad decisions and their dire consequences. It was only then that he experienced an epiphany, realizing the apathy he felt towards education had carried over into all other aspects of his life, destroying his innate talents. In this speech, Hoffman motivates students to understand the importance of education and working hard to set goals for success in the classroom and beyond. Also, when addressing community members, he inspires them by sharing the profound role mentors, educators, parents and coaches played as he turned his life around. Each person offered him sound advice, a different perspective and allowed him to reconsider his poor choices. Those people who supported Hoffman from the beginning through his trials and tribulations became instrumental in where he is personally today. As he shares his insights with audiences, young people will be inspired to make good choices and understand why dangerous behaviors and decisions can lead to severe consequences.

  • Hitting Rock Bottom to Recovering from Addiction

    Tony Hoffman had it all. He was a top ranked Amateur BMX rider, on the cover of a magazine, and received many endorsements. However, one fateful choice when hanging out with the wrong crowd changed his life forever. From hitting rock bottom as a severe drug addict to coming out alive on the other side, Hoffman shares his personal story of recovery. After being in prison, he became a world class athlete, won 5 pro races, and was offered a spot in an Olympic Development camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. His struggles are very real, but through personal experience and a conscious effort to make a change, he allows audiences into his world as a champion for rehab and recovery.

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    Booking fees for Tony Hoffman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tony Hoffman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Tony Hoffman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tony Hoffman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tony Hoffman for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tony Hoffman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tony Hoffman or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Tony Hoffman

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Pro BMX Competitor & Recovering Addict

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Tony Hoffman Biography

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.

Tony has been sober since May 17th, 2007. His BMX career started in high school, as he was a top-ranked BMX amateur with multiple endorsements. As a native of Clovis, Ca, where he attended Clovis High School, Tony started drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana, and using prescription painkillers such as Vicodin and Oxycontin by his senior year. His life took a turn for the worse as he became addicted at such a young age, losing everything.

In 2004 Tony committed a home invasion armed robbery, and was ultimately sent to prison for two years in 2007. Tony had violated his probation and knows the depths of addiction, and understands the despair addicts go through as even a ten-year prison sentence threat, could not stop him from using during his probation. Tony began rebuilding his life’s purpose while he spent two years in prison. As soon as he was released, he used the positive and negatives of his life to get to where he is, today.

Tony is a changed man, and inspires so many to live their life with purpose. Tony has dedicated his life, to bringing awareness around the country, describing how dangerous prescription pill and heroin abuse are, as well as advocating a shift in thinking towards current addiction-recovery processes.

Tony Hoffman Videos

  • The Stigma of Addiction | Tony Hoffman | TEDxFresnoState - YouTube
    Nov 26, 2018 ... There is a stigma which many assign to drug addicts, even long after they have overcome their addiction. Tony discusses how his...
  • The Choice: Drug Abuse Story - Tony Hoffman - YouTube
    Nov 3, 2017 ... After paroling prison on December 13, 2008, Tony Hoffman started living out his dream, with his addiction behind him. Tony is a...
  • Tony Hoffman Speech at Salisbury University || June 1, 2016 ...
    Jun 6, 2016 ... Recovering Addict Tony Hoffman speaks about his fall into addiction and heroin which destroyed his life.

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Tony Hoffman Speaking Topics

  • From The Point of No Return to Overcoming Adversity: My Personal Journey

    How many times have you said to yourself, “It's too late now, there's no point in continuing?” Tony Hoffman went from a star BMX athlete on the cover of magazines with corporate endorsements to the streets of West Fresno as a homeless drug addict and a prison inmate. However, upon realizing his true potential and that it is never too late to go after your dreams, he was able to turn his life around. Hoffman became a world class athlete at the professional ranks of BMX racing and later started the Freewheel Project. This keynote is a walk through the life, perspective and choices Hoffman has made and the places it took him thereafter. Let him tell your audience how he overcame his darkest demons and instead, made them the fuel for his own success.

  • The Stairway to Faith: All Things are Possible

    Tony Hoffman is asked regularly, “How did you escape your addictions?” His answer is simple: A God he came to believe in through an unbelievable spiritual story. Hoffman shares his personal experiences with drug addiction, the influence God played in it, and how everything eventually came together for the world class athlete. As the founder of the Freewheel Project through divine intervention, Hoffman explains to audiences how success is a series of calculated leaps of faith. Sometimes, we don't know how we are going to get to our destination, and faith serves as our compass. While telling a breathtaking story, he provides anecdotes on how faith allowed him to overcome the odds, reaching the many goals he had set for himself.

  • Education First

    As a student, Pro BMX Competitor Tony Hoffman saw school as a waste of time. This led him down a turbulent road. He became a drug addict, followed the wrong crowd and eventually ended up in prison for two years. While behind bars, he reflected on his bad decisions and their dire consequences. It was only then that he experienced an epiphany, realizing the apathy he felt towards education had carried over into all other aspects of his life, destroying his innate talents. In this speech, Hoffman motivates students to understand the importance of education and working hard to set goals for success in the classroom and beyond. Also, when addressing community members, he inspires them by sharing the profound role mentors, educators, parents and coaches played as he turned his life around. Each person offered him sound advice, a different perspective and allowed him to reconsider his poor choices. Those people who supported Hoffman from the beginning through his trials and tribulations became instrumental in where he is personally today. As he shares his insights with audiences, young people will be inspired to make good choices and understand why dangerous behaviors and decisions can lead to severe consequences.

  • Hitting Rock Bottom to Recovering from Addiction

    Tony Hoffman had it all. He was a top ranked Amateur BMX rider, on the cover of a magazine, and received many endorsements. However, one fateful choice when hanging out with the wrong crowd changed his life forever. From hitting rock bottom as a severe drug addict to coming out alive on the other side, Hoffman shares his personal story of recovery. After being in prison, he became a world class athlete, won 5 pro races, and was offered a spot in an Olympic Development camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. His struggles are very real, but through personal experience and a conscious effort to make a change, he allows audiences into his world as a champion for rehab and recovery.

FAQs on booking Tony Hoffman

  • How to book Tony Hoffman?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tony Hoffman for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Tony Hoffman, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tony Hoffman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Tony Hoffman?

    Booking fees for Tony Hoffman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tony Hoffman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Tony Hoffman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tony Hoffman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tony Hoffman for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tony Hoffman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tony Hoffman or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Tony Hoffman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tony Hoffman for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Tony Hoffman generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Todd Marinovich, Jason Wahler, Mackenzie Phillips, Phil Ford and Steve Ford. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tony Hoffman for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Tony Hoffman Speaker Videos

  • The Stigma of Addiction | Tony Hoffman | TEDxFresnoState - YouTube
    Nov 26, 2018 ... There is a stigma which many assign to drug addicts, even long after they have overcome their addiction. Tony discusses how his first time ...
    The Choice: Drug Abuse Story - Tony Hoffman - YouTube
    Nov 3, 2017 ... After paroling prison on December 13, 2008, Tony Hoffman started living out his dream, with his addiction behind him. Tony is a Former BMX ...
  • Tony Hoffman Speech at Salisbury University || June 1, 2016 ...
    Jun 6, 2016 ... Recovering Addict Tony Hoffman speaks about his fall into addiction and heroin which destroyed his life.
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Tony Hoffman Speaking Topics

  • From The Point of No Return to Overcoming Adversity: My Personal Journey

    How many times have you said to yourself, “It's too late now, there's no point in continuing?” Tony Hoffman went from a star BMX athlete on the cover of magazines with corporate endorsements to the streets of West Fresno as a homeless drug addict and a prison inmate. However, upon realizing his true potential and that it is never too late to go after your dreams, he was able to turn his life around. Hoffman became a world class athlete at the professional ranks of BMX racing and later started the Freewheel Project. This keynote is a walk through the life, perspective and choices Hoffman has made and the places it took him thereafter. Let him tell your audience how he overcame his darkest demons and instead, made them the fuel for his own success.

  • The Stairway to Faith: All Things are Possible

    Tony Hoffman is asked regularly, “How did you escape your addictions?” His answer is simple: A God he came to believe in through an unbelievable spiritual story. Hoffman shares his personal experiences with drug addiction, the influence God played in it, and how everything eventually came together for the world class athlete. As the founder of the Freewheel Project through divine intervention, Hoffman explains to audiences how success is a series of calculated leaps of faith. Sometimes, we don't know how we are going to get to our destination, and faith serves as our compass. While telling a breathtaking story, he provides anecdotes on how faith allowed him to overcome the odds, reaching the many goals he had set for himself.

  • Education First

    As a student, Pro BMX Competitor Tony Hoffman saw school as a waste of time. This led him down a turbulent road. He became a drug addict, followed the wrong crowd and eventually ended up in prison for two years. While behind bars, he reflected on his bad decisions and their dire consequences. It was only then that he experienced an epiphany, realizing the apathy he felt towards education had carried over into all other aspects of his life, destroying his innate talents. In this speech, Hoffman motivates students to understand the importance of education and working hard to set goals for success in the classroom and beyond. Also, when addressing community members, he inspires them by sharing the profound role mentors, educators, parents and coaches played as he turned his life around. Each person offered him sound advice, a different perspective and allowed him to reconsider his poor choices. Those people who supported Hoffman from the beginning through his trials and tribulations became instrumental in where he is personally today. As he shares his insights with audiences, young people will be inspired to make good choices and understand why dangerous behaviors and decisions can lead to severe consequences.

  • Hitting Rock Bottom to Recovering from Addiction

    Tony Hoffman had it all. He was a top ranked Amateur BMX rider, on the cover of a magazine, and received many endorsements. However, one fateful choice when hanging out with the wrong crowd changed his life forever. From hitting rock bottom as a severe drug addict to coming out alive on the other side, Hoffman shares his personal story of recovery. After being in prison, he became a world class athlete, won 5 pro races, and was offered a spot in an Olympic Development camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. His struggles are very real, but through personal experience and a conscious effort to make a change, he allows audiences into his world as a champion for rehab and recovery.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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