By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Jan 14, 2015 at 5:19 PM

Sen. Ron Johnson announced that Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy will be his guest when the President offers his State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 20. 

As to why Johnson picked Lucroy as his guest for the address, the Senator, in a statement, said the 2014 National League All-Star "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."

Since joining the Brewers in 2010, Lucroy has given heavily to causes that support veterans, provide scholarships for children of military families, participated in Honor Flights and has invited veterans to join him at Brewers games. He has also donated to the Open Arms Home for Children in South Africa and participated in charities in and around Milwaukee.

"I am honored that Sen. Johnson has asked me to be his guest at the State of the Union," Lucroy said in a statement. "We both share a passion for veterans and serving those who serve us, and I am looking forward to the privilege of being in our nation’s Capital for this once-in-a-lifetime experience."