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     10th Annual Tournament of Driving Forces

November 14, 2013 ~ 10:00am-7:00pm ~ Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Course


Come celebrate entrepreneurship with the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center, SDSU alumni, current students, local entrepreneurs, and professionals at the 10th Annual Tournament of Driving Forces. Created by three local entrepreneurs, the Tournament of Driving Forces enables the Center to continuously produce programs and events that fuel creativity and provide the tools necessary for entrepreneurs to develop their companies.

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The 10th Annual Tournament of Driving Forces is the perfect chance to enjoy a day of golfing, networking, and supporting young SDSU entrepreneurs at the challenging Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Course. After the tournament the fun continues with a full dinner and auction. Examples of previous auction items included a brand new, electric Taylor guitar and an exotic trip to a vacation house in Baja.

This year we are pleased to announce our participation with Lexus Champions for Charity! This once in a life time opportunity means you could win a Lexus with a hole-in-one or you could play at Pebble Beach.

The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center at SDSU is a 501c3 non-profit organization. All proceeds go to the Center and are tax deductible. Please contact or (619) 594-2162 for more details.

Not a Golfer? Not a problem! For just $75, come join us for a delicious dinner as well as the opportunity to win some great prizes in our live auction and raffle!

Special Thanks to our sponsors!!


pureforge_logo This year's tournament is pleased to have Pure Forge as its lead sponsor! Founded in 2006, by Nathan Meckel and Doug Wall, PureForge began as a company that developed brake solutions for the motorcycle market. Find out more at

Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Course


Situated in the serene San Diego valley since 1962, the tree-lined fairways, lovely fountains and the recently renovated 18-hole championship course at the Rancho Bernardo Inn are sure to provide the perfect location for the modern golfer. The course has over 6,000 yards and a championship rating of 72.3. Golfers from beginners to novice will find the Rancho Bernardo Inn golf course as a great way to spend the day!

Auction Item Descriptions

Exciting Live Auction Items include:


Lexus Champions for Charity: This premium auction item allows you and a guest to play for three days, 18 holes a day, in the Lexus Champions for Charity at the prestigious Pebble Beach Golf Course, in addition to two other challenging courses, in December 2013. This live auction bid is a timeless lifetime experience.

CaboResort_Picture 3 Day/4 Night stay at Diamond Resorts in Cabo Azul: Gleaming white-sand beaches and the unsurpassed allure of the Sea of Cortez make the Cabo Azul Resort & Spa a terrific destination. Passionate fire sculptures, creative and playful waterscapes, and artful interiors create a feeling that represent an international interpretation of this Mexican destination.

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Thank You to All Our Sponsors:

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Featured Auction Items


Laird Paddleboard

Designed by SUP champion Laird Hamilton, this lightweight, high-performance constructed board features the highest quality resin and fiberglass.


Hilton Bayfront San Diego

Steps from downtown's Gaslamp Quarter and PETCO Park, a stay at this beautiful San Diego hotel offers the finest amenities and lays the best of the city at your doorstep.


Experience San Diego Package

Experience some of San Diego's amazing local attractions including Sea World, Herringbone Restaurant in La Jolla, and Warrick's Historical Bookstore.


PacificNature Tours

Discover nature as you've never seen it before during this unforgettable whale watching tour. It's the best the pacific has to offer.

Venture Challenge

Venture Challenge Program

Brown, Georgetown, Michigan, Brigham Young and SDSU all competing to win over $25,000 in awards.

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Entrepreneurship Distinction
  • Top 25 among America's Most Entrepreneurial Universities 2015.
  • Top 10 in list of "America's Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs."

Building the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center at San Diego State University serves SDSU students, entrepreneurs and business leaders through entrepreneurial curriculum, workshops, internships, resources and events. For information browse the Programs section of our website, subscribe to the Lavin Center Calendar and sign up for the Center's Entrepreneurial Fuel Newsletter. Entrepreneur resources such as the Lavin Center resume guide, marketing and business planning tools and more can be found in the Resources section of our site.

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