John Hinke Sr’s son John Jr scored a perfect 300 with a bowling ball with his father’s ashes in it
A son in Illinois has come up with an apt way to honour his late father and the game he loved – ten pin bowling.
Bowling champion John Hinke Sr, who won the NCAA bowling championship twice, passed down the love of the game to his son John Hinke Jr. He also is a winner of the same competition as his dad and played in college while he was at Western Illinois University.
In a perfect tribute to his dad, who died in 2016, he chose to fill the thumb hole of his bowling ball with his father’s ashes. He went on to score a perfect 300 in the game, smashing down all ten pins on each go.
Speaking to WMBD-TV, he said: “I was talking to my brother and told him, ‘I’m shooting a 300 with this ball.