TRIBUTE – Illinois resident John Hinkle Jr. comes from a family of bowling players. With his twin brother Joe, he was introduced by his father at the age of four to the sport of which their mother is also a big fan. So it’s an understatement to say that he performed on April 13 in memory of his father who died in 2016 particularly moved him.

As you can see in the video at the top of the article, the 38-year-old American achieved a perfect score of 300 points, making twelve consecutive strikes. In his ball, he had placed his father’s ashes.

In a message posted on his Facebook page, he wrote: “I cannot express what this means to me. I just made a 300 with my ball in which I put my father’s ashes. He’s never had a perfect match until NOW. ”, He also shared a strike final video.

“We did what we said”

Once you do a perfect score, doing it again is a lot less intimidating because you already did, John Hinkle told CNN. But he explains that he was very moved during this part which was unlike any other. “I was shaking. I had tears in my eyes the last two shots, ”said the 38-year-old. “I just knew what it meant for my dad and my brother to do that.”

Hinkle’s brother Joe was the first to give him a hug after the final blow. “I started to cry more when he approached me because we did what we said we did. would, ”he explains.

When their father passed away in 2016, John Hinkle said he and his brother had considered quitting bowling. Their mother passed away in 2014, so it was difficult to continue the sport without thinking about their parents. Hinkle first brought up the idea of ​​bowling with his father’s ashes in 2017. But it took over a year to find someone who was willing to put the ashes in a bowling ball.

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