Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

'Hey coach, can you give us a hand'

  • Print

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee couple will never forget who shot the photos of their surprise marriage proposal during a chance encounter on a Florida beach.

Tim Schlosser, 26, was planning to propose to his longtime girlfriend, Abigail Kobriger, on March 29, the first day of their vacation on Marco Island.

"I wanted to get it over with to take the stress off," Schlosser said.

 

He had it all planned. Schlosser said he would find a random person on the beach to take photos as he surprised Kobriger, 27, with the proposal and the ring in his pocket.

The couple headed for the beach and as they walked near the water, Schlosser said he spotted a man with a familiar stature. Schlosser, a longtime Green Bay Packers fan, said he knew right away it was coach Mike McCarthy.

"Then the butterflies started," Schlosser said. "We're from Wisconsin and we're huge Packer fans."

He added that he told his girlfriend: "We got to go talk to him."

They approached McCarthy on the beach, shook his hand and told him to enjoy his vacation. Then they left.

Schlosser said he later began to think that without a photo, no one would believe they met McCarthy on a Florida beach. At the urging of Kobriger, the couple went back to McCarthy and asked him to pose for a photo.

Schlosser said the coach told them "no problem" and put his arm around Kobriger as Schlosser took a picture. Then to Kobriger's surprise, Schlosser asked McCarthy to take a photo of them.

When McCarthy obliged, Schlosser asked him to wait for a second.

"Hang on, coach," Schlosser told him. "I got one thing to do here."

Schlosser dropped to one knee as he pulled out the ring and asked Kobriger for her hand in marriage as McCarthy snapped 30 photos.

A tearful Kobriger said yes. And coach McCarthy, in his deep voice, remarked how "cool" it was to shoot their special moment, Schlosser said.

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 10, 2013 C8

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Jets' coach discusses team's loss to Red Wings

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • MIKE.DEAL@FREEPRESS.MB.CA 100615 - Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 The Mane Attraction - Lions are back at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Xerxes a 3-year-old male African Lion rests in the shade of a tree in his new enclosure at the old Giant Panda building.  MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
  • A Canada goose makes takes flight on Wilkes Ave Friday afternoon- See Bryksa’s 30 Day goose a day challenge- Day 09- May 11, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Who has been the Jets best defenceman so far this season?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google