Vikings Anthony Barr Speaks To | Video

Anthony Barr At Raise the Bar FundraiserWednesday night, was on the scene at the sky lobby of the Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live, where Minnesota Vikings star LB Anthony Barr, along with Barr's mom Lori, hosted a wine and food pairing event to raise money for the family’s “Raise the Bar” foundation.

Wednesday’s gathering occurred just a few days after the Barr’s held a street level fundraiser, steps away from Anthony’s alma mater of UCLA.

Ironically, the Ritz-Carlton affair took place just one mile east of Loyola High School, the place where Anthony first gained prominence as a football player.

Below is an original feature chronicling the evening’s festivities, including a wide-ranging interview with the 25-year-old anchor of the Vikings defense.

As can be ascertained by this piece, Anthony Barr's mom serves as a driving force in his life.