He walked over, got down on one knee, and proposed. Joanna Chan-Morris says that a few stops before their final one, she knew she wanted to propose in Calgary. She was contacted and asked to come back and perform, and to throw the first pitch. Responses to these same sex engagements were overwhelmingly positive perhaps because they run contrary to who typically gets engaged at sporting events. In , a woman surprised her boyfriend by proposing to him at an N. Garrison never imagined that the moment would be viewed millions of times across the internet. Unbeknown to her, the person who caught the ball was Mr. Fleming, 35, live in Washington and are season ticket holders, which is why Mr. But heartwarming feedback is not always the case. Image Marlyn Sanchez performed the national anthem at a Miami Marlins game last year and also threw out the first pitch. CreditCalgary Flames Even still, with that gesture, their engagement became a viral sensation, traveling beyond the area and onto the internet. But after she persuaded them that she just wanted to get engaged — something a straight couple would almost never have to prove — the moment was one of the most touching Jumbotron proposals in recent memory. When a proposal appears on the giant screen, a large segment of sports Twitter world mostly women chime in about how they hope no one ever proposes to them at a sporting event. This virality is something that more and more Jumbotron proposers are experiencing now that social media is a thing and everyone in the stadium has a smartphone, or the teams broadcast feel-good content across their various platforms. When the Chan-Morrises got engaged in Calgary last year, Joanna says the team was initially concerned that her request was a prank or a desire to make a political statement.