The 2013 Bethany Life Golf Classic took place on June 21 at River Bend Golf Course in Story City. The tournament was named the Bob Cole Invitational in honor of Bob Cole of Story City, one of the original planners and founders of the River Bend Golf Course. Bob spent many years volunteering his leadership and fully living his love of golf in his tireless effort in making River Bend the beautiful golf course it is today. The day started with a ceremonial tee shot by Bob, a perfect 150 yard 5 iron into the middle of fairway #1. Bethany Life also presented Bob with an aerial photograph of the golf course. Gary Thompson spoke about his golfing experiences with Bob as well.

The two person best shot event was won by Mark Colvin and Gary Nunn who represented Sauer Danfoss. Second place honors went to Elliot Sherriff and Steve Moss, representing American Packaging. The winning score was a blazing 63, nine under par.

The Bethany Life Foundation would like to thank the 45 sponsors who donated over $15,000 in support of our mission at Bethany Life. We also want to thank the hospitality that was offered by the River Bend staff. Our thanks go to the many volunteers who made the event such a huge success. Finally, we thank Bob Cole and his wife Mary Lou for all they have done in helping make Story City such a wonderful place to live.