A local BMX racer spreading a positive message to students to stay away from drugs.
Tony Hoffman visited Sunnyside High School in Fresno to tell his story in hopes that some kids will learn from his mistakes.
Hoffman was a top BMX racer until he got involved with drugs and was eventually arrested.
Tony Hoffman said, "Got hooked on drugs... became homeless... heroin addiction, meth, crack, oxycontin and went to prison for for two years. And got out of prison and became a professional BMX athlete, started a nonprofit organization and now I'm trying to inspire as many kids as I can every year."
Hoffman is now trying to spread a drug-free message to local students through his non-profit organization, the Freewheel Project.
Click the related link to learn more about the organization.