Bowler Filled A Ball With His Dad’s Ashes Prior To Perfect Game

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A bowler in Illinois had a unique way of honoring his father after his passing. He filled up a bowling ball with his ashes, and used it a little over a week ago.

John Hinkle is a two-time NCAA bowling champion from his college days, and has many perfect games. But rolling a 300 with his dads ashes hit a little different.

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“I had tears in my eyes in the 11th and 12th frames. I couldn’t tell you where that last ball went, I had so many tears just throwing it,” Hinkle said via WMBD in Illinois.


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Hinkle called his shot prior to the memorable perfect game.

“I was talking to my brother and told him, ‘I’m shooting a 300 with this ball,” Hinkle said. “And Joe said, do it!”

Hinkle says his dad died in 2016, but it has taken a few years to try to get his ashes into the bowling ball.

“It’s special. Dad shot 298, 299, never had a 300. I had goosebumps, chills,” John Hinkle said. “He was there. This is the best (300 game), and definitely the hardest. I was shaking.”


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