Minneapolis, MN) - January 8, 2019 – Four-time NFL Pro-Bowler and starter from the Minnesota Vikings Defense, Anthony Barr announced a gift from Raise the Barr to support research at the University of Minnesota’s Student Parent HELP Center (SPHC). Anthony established Raise the Barr in 2016 to help break the cycle of poverty for single parent families by providing access to post-secondary education. The gift from Raise the Barr will fund a new research initiative to evaluate SPHC’s programming and its impact on student parents’ successful graduation.
Raise the Barr Emergency Funds Help Single Parent Scholars Complete College →
(Minneapolis, MN) –Raise the Barr, a charitable fund established in 2016 by Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr and his mother Lori Barr, is pleased to announce that it has awarded grants to Jeremiah Program (Twin Cities) and University of Minnesota’s Student Parent Help Center (SPHC) to launch a Raise the Barr Emergency Fund at each charity. Raise the Barr is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty through access to education.
UCLA All-American Anthony Barr Holds Second Annual Perfect Pairing Wine Tasting to Support Single Parent Undergraduates →
Los Angeles, CA) –LA native, UCLA All-American, 3X NFL Pro-Bowler, and starter from the top-ranked Minnesota Vikings Defense, Anthony Barr, officially launched the Raise the Barr Emergency Grant Fund for Single Parent Undergraduates at the Second Annual Perfect Pairing Wine Tasting Fundraiser on June 27, 2018 at Loyola High School’s historic Rupert Hall courtyard in Los Angeles, CA.
On Tuesday, he saw another way to a bright future for families who are served by the nonprofit that houses up to 39 single moms and their children in Minneapolis and 38 in Saint Paul. The program’s goal is to create a path for low-income families to move from poverty to prosperity.
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MINNEAPOLIS — Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr is a former first-round draft pick and made his first Pro Bowl for his play during the 2015 season.
Yet despite all of Barr’s football accomplishments, Lori Barr was most proud of her son for what he did Monday night for single mothers in the Twin Cities community.