What a great story! John Hinkle Jr. is a two-time NCAA bowling champ. His father introduced him and his brother to the game, but he had never had a perfect score.

John Hinkle Sr. died in 2016, and John Jr. wanted to honor his father, so he set out to bowl the perfect game at their hometown alley, Landmark Lanes in Peoria, Illinois. He also honored his father by having the thumb hole of his ball filled with his dad’s ashes. He has a two-hand technique that allows only two fingers in the ball, so the thumb was free for his father’s ashes.

After searching for someone who finally was able to do it, he told his brother that he was shooting a 300 with this ball. He admitted that he has bowled several 300-point games in his career, but this one was special. As he got down to the last two rolls, he had tears in his eyes. Watch the emotional end to this great story…