Former UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr starting foundation inspired by his mother

Anthony Barr's mother Lori raised the former UCLA linebacker as a single mother whow went to college and held multiple jobs. Anthony is working with his mom to start the Anthony Barr Foundation to support single mothers pursuing higher education. (Photos courtesy Lori Barr and by Thomas R. Cordova // Daily Breeze/Press Telegram)

Anthony Barr’s mother Lori raised the former UCLA linebacker as a single mother whow went to college and held multiple jobs. Anthony is working with his mom to start the Anthony Barr Foundation to support single mothers pursuing higher education. (Photos courtesy Lori Barr and by Thomas R. Cordova // Daily Breeze/Press Telegram)

When former UCLA linebacker and current Minnesota Viking Anthony Barr was born, his mother Lori Barr was a scared 19-year-old college student. She raised him as a single mother, with the help of her parents, while she finished her bachelor’s degree and master’s degrees and worked multiple jobs.

Together, the two are starting a foundation for other single mothers in Lori’s situation. The Anthony Barr Foundation launches next month and will provide scholarships for tuition and child care for single mothers who want to pursue their college educations.

“With the Anthony Barr Foundation, we want single moms to know that they’re not alone,” said Lori, who serves as the vice president of the foundation. “We’re here to help.”

Read more about Anthony and Lori’s story and the foundation here.

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