Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy secured one of the hottest tickets in the land when he was invited to attend the State of the Union address as a guest of Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson.
In a statement released by the Senator's office announcing the invitation, Lucroy is commended for his work both on and off the field.
"Mr. Lucroy, the all-star catcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, has become a hero to Wisconsin sports fans with his excellent performance on the field. But to me, he is an even bigger hero off the field. He is using his baseball fame to highlight some great Wisconsin charities.”
Lucroy said he is looking forward to a once in a lifetime experience, according to MLB.com.
"[T]his is a thing that not a lot of people get to experience, so why not go and experience it? I'm going to be able to go tour some stuff that people don't get to tour, and see some things most people don't get to see.
"I love history, so why not go and do it and get to tell my kids about it?"
The President's annual address to a join session of Congress is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET on Jan. 20.
- Brendan Maloy