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An Evening with Tony Hoffman: Former Pro BMXer-Rio Olympics Coach and Recov...

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Branford High School

185 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

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Please join us at BHS for a Night with Tony Hoffman. Tony is a former BMXer, Olympian, Olymic Coach and Recovering Addict. All over addicts are facing stigma. Tony has faced a large number of these in his 11 years of sobriety. This keynote is extremely effective for government events, college events, corporate events and community events with the goal of breaking down these stigmas. Tony elaborates on his early childhood through his dark years of addiction and his many years in recovery. He speaks about his early teenage struggles with mental health which he holds as a key player in his active years of substance use. He truly believes that every addict has experienced a certain level or trauma or mental health issues that contribute to their substance use and our lack of acknowledgment and empathy for these issues are creating a struggle to effectively help the addict. If there is one thing Tony makes sure the audience understands during this keynote, it Is that addiction was beyond a choice and his listeners get a raw and in depth look from the addict’s state of mind. His doorway analogy that depicts the struggle of returning once you walk in, resonates with all of the audiences who take part. The greatest stigmas Tony faced were not so much in his active use but when he began to dream of something more for his life, something big and without substances. The judicial system, employers, community members and people on the internet have confronted Tony and judged him based on these stigmas, the same stigmas that made it hard for Tony’s parents to seek help or understand it was okay to have a child struggling with addiction. Tony has beaten the odds one day at a time and dedicated his life to bringing hope that recovery is possible and how critical it is to break down the stigmas and shift our thinking about addiction. This will be a night to remember. Come with an OPEN mind and an OPEN heart. Listen and Learn.


7th grade students and older welcome to attend and listen to the event. Students 6th grade and younger asked to register for childcare as the topic may not be age appropriate.


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5:30p DOORS OPEN

5:30p-6:30p Light Dinner and Refreshments will be served in the Cafe

6:15p-6:45p School Aged Children (ONLY) can sign in for childcare (No children under the age of 5)

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by calling 203-833-4809

6:45p-7p Seating for the event takes place

7p-8p Tony Hoffman Presentation

8-830p Pictures and Autographs


OPEN is hosting a FREE door prize. Your ticket is your entry into the door prize which is a FREE BMX BIKE.

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