Founder of Hoops of Hope. Selected as one of the top 10 most "Caring Americans".
Author of Take Your Best Shot and Live to Give.


Austin's message is one of hope.  A message that anyone, no matter what their age or skills has a purpose and can make a difference that lasts forever. His message weaves stories and videos from his many trips to Africa that will leave the listener inspired and encouraged to make a difference. Austin has spoken in arenas, churches and events around the world both in a keynote and interview format. 

To inquire on Austin speaking at your event, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and someone will be in touch with you within two business days.

What others are saying... 

"Austin inspires us to dream bigger, reach higher, and love deeper. His story deserves a wide hearing"
Max Lucado

"When people ask me who has most impacted me over the last year, without hesitation I can say Austin Gutwein and the story of Hoops of Hope. I am around amazing leaders all the time, and Austin rivals all of them. Austin is my friend. And Austin is one of my heroes..."
Brad Lomenick, Executive Directory

"Austin's story is one of modern-day heroism. He represents a new generation that can carry us all into the twenty-first century...a world of hope, peace, and selfless love. Austin completely inspires me"
Daniel Biro
Hawk Nelson

Click play below to see a sample of Austin speaking.