Anthony Barr Visits Jeremiah

barr9Jeremiah Program Minneapolis-St. Paul welcomed Vikings football star Anthony Barr to our Child Development Center October 28. Anthony and his foundation, Raise the Barr, are partnering with Jeremiah in support of single moms.

barr6The children, who donned shirts with his number “55” on them, had a blast playing and reading with him!

As the Vikings noted, “At 6-foot-5, Barr was a spectacle seated in a chair barely off the classroom floor, his folded knees near the height of the toddlers’ heads as he read a book about individual differences.”

“I’ll be honest, I came in and was kind of tired and lethargic, and they woke me right up. They were fun,” Barr said. “Infants, then toddlers and moved on to the preschoolers, and they were like 25 years old, had full vocabulary and were full of energy.”

Jeremiah looks forward to working with Anthony over the coming months. Watch the wonderful video about Anthony and his work here, and read the Vikings post and see all the pictures.