Bowler fills bowling ball with dad's ashes, scores perfect game. Watch
- An Illinois son, John Hinkle Junior, bowled a perfect game in the honour of his late father
- The ball contained ashes of his father, making it even more important for him to bowl a perfect game
- In his Instagram post, he said, ‘Put my dad’s ashes in a bowling ball and bowled a 300 with it’
An Illinois son bowled a perfect game in the honour of his late father. Coming from a bowling family, John Hinkle Jr. had strike perfect games for a lot of times, but this time, it was in the memory of his father John Hinkle Sr., with the bowl containing his father's ashes.
Earlier this April, John Hinkle achieved a perfect score to give a heartfelt tribute to his father that he had promised. Writing about his father in a Facebook post, Junior said that his father had never scored a perfect game.
Expressing his feelings, he said that emotions were at high when he strike the tribute game. Hinkle Jr. said that, he was in tears during the last few balls of the game, knowing what it would mean to his dad and brother.
Here's the video of Hinkle scoring the perfect game:
In the Instagram caption, Hinkle wrote, “Put my dad’s ashes in a bowling ball and bowled a 300 with it. My pops never had a perfect game until now.”
After his father died in 2016, he first got the idea of bowling with father's ashes in 2017, but no one was willing to put the ashes in the bowling ball. However, Hinkle's childhood friend, who owns a pro shop said that he could take the task. She sealed the ashes in the thumb hole in the first shot.
Hinkle said that he will retire the bowling ball after his upcoming tournament.