Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is headed to Washington, D.C. to attend President Barack Obama’s annual “State of the Union” address to Congress on January 20 as the guest of Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson.
Johnson invited Lucroy in recognition of the catcher’s charity work and Lucroy told the Associated Press:
Huge honor. I’m going to do something not a lot of people get to do. I’m going to do something or see something that a lot of people won’t be able to watch or see.
In addition to serving as the spokesperson for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Brewers Community Foundation charities, Lucroy is involved in the Honor Flight Network that brings World War II veterans to Washington. He met Johnson via that work last year.