JMU Alumnus Makes Live Voting Round in Walmart Contest
Vinny Mazzurco graduated from JMU in 2004 with a degree in accounting and a lifelong passion for baseball. A few years after graduation, Vinny started his own business, Baseball Swing Mastery, and now has a once-in-a -lifetime opportunity to get his product on Walmart's shelf.
Vinny’s Baseball Swing Mastery product passed the audition round and made it into the live voting round of Walmart's Get On The Shelf Contest, which is similar to American Idol. The public votes on products, and whichever one get the most votes has the opportunity to be picked up by Walmart and sold on their shelf.
According to Vinny, Baseball Swing Mastery is a step-by-step baseball instructional DVD (2 disc set) on the mechanics of hitting. Vinny grew up with a batting cage and pitching machine in his backyard and would practice his swing every day.
“Everyone has different hitting theories, but I could actually go in my backyard and test out all the different theories to find out what really did work, what didn't work and what is really going to get results,” Vinny says.
Vinny says his father, who played minor league baseball, gave him a solid foundation of baseball knowledge.
“From there, I was able to build even further and refine the knowledge even more by taking those 500 swings almost every single day in my batting cage,” he says. “I was obsessed with the baseball swing.”
Vinny’s mission is to help players take their skills to the next level.
“I just want to get my message out there through proven results that work,” Vinny says.
Help support Vinny’s product win the grand prize for an opportunity to get on Walmart’s shelf. Visit https://getontheshelf.walmart.com/product/16f8/Baseball-Swing-Mastery to vote. Everyone can vote once a day, every day until September 2nd.
Vinny also attributes his success to his education from JMU.
“The College of Business and the COB 300 program foster an entrepreneurial spirit and teaches you all the facets of a business,” Vinny says.
Published: Monday, August 26, 2013
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 8, 2016