Man bowls a perfect game using a ball filled with his dad's ashes!

Peoria, Illinois - John Hinkle Jr. said he's bowled so many perfect games he'd lost count. But when he had his father's ashes put into his bowling ball, there is no way he could lose.

For two handed bowling to be legal, John says that one of the three finger holes has to filled in. He filled the one in his custom ball with his father's ashes.
For two handed bowling to be legal, John says that one of the three finger holes has to filled in. He filled the one in his custom ball with his father's ashes.  © Screenshot/Facebook/John Hinkle

Hinkle Jr. is no stranger to bowling perfect 300s. His father and mother were avid bowlers, so much so that John and his brother slept at the bowling lanes many nights when their parents were in league tournaments.

But on April 12, John bowled the most important game of his life. That's saying something for a two time NCAA bowling champion who is on the Western Illinois University team.

John's game was at his local lanes in Peoria when he grabbed the customized ball and told the group he was with that he was going to bowl a perfect 300.

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He fell to his knees in emotion as the ball did indeed make a perfect strike. The moment was so powerful because the ball he used contained ashes from his late father who passed in 2016.

John bowls using a two-handed technique only allowed if the ball you use has just two finger holes. He had filled the third hole in with a portion of his dad's ashes so that he could continue the sport with the man who taught him.

"He never had a perfect game until NOW," said John in a Facebook post.

John didn't share if he would regularly bowl with his dad from now on, or if he would save those games for special occasions.

Cover photo: Screenshot/Facebook/John Hinkle

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