Illinois Bowler Fills Ball with Dad's Ashes, Bowls Perfect Game


A good bowling score is between 170 and 190. Most of us are happy just trying to avoid lots of gutter balls! LOL!! But one bowler in Illinois did something that isn't easy to do at all - he bowled a perfect game! And he did this with his father's ashes in the bowling ball. John Hinkle, a 38-year-old who was an NCAA bowling champion at Western Illinois University, wanted to honor his dad who passed away in 2016. It was John's father who introduced him to the sport. John spent years trying to find someone able to fill the thumb hole of a bowling ball with John Sr.'s ashes. After that happened, he vowed to one day bowl a perfect game with that particular ball. On April 12, John told his brother Joe that he was going to bowl a perfect game with that ball, and he definitely did! His dad had bowled 298 and 299, but never got the perfect game he always wanted. John was overcome with so many emotions as he got closer to reaching perfection. "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," John told WMBD-TV. John has bowled several perfect games over the years, but says that this particular game was "the best and definitely the hardest" 300 he's ever had in his career.

Source: TMZ Sports - https://bit.ly/2QTfp9i


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