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Who We Are

Contracts and Capital is the Sports & Entertainment division of Contracts & Grants, LLC.  Founded in 1995 by CEO Linda Chatmon, the Contracts & Grants team has been responsible for more than $13.2 billion in contract negotiations and awards.   

Contracts and Capital Sports & Entertainment provides active, former, and retired athletes (including student) with entrepreneur and business development and resources to assist with transitioning into and out of collegiate and or professional sports. 

What Is ACE?

Under the umbrella of Contracts & Capital is our flagship program, ACE. ACE is an entrepreneur development program that enables Athletes, Celebrities, & Entertainers to build long-term wealth through entrepreneurship. We currently have two initiatives under the ACE program:

  • 8 to 14, which specifically serves active, former, and retired professional athletes. 
  • Who’s Got That Vibe? – a high-stakes singing competition where singers give the performance of a lifetime for a shot at a record deal.

What We Do


We provide business development and strategic planning for ACE member-run businesses.

New Business

We manage the launch of a new business to ensure it’s already “standing” when the client assumes control


We manage the acquisition of an existing business.


Educational Forums

We provide information driven forums designed to provide student athletes especially with the information they need to transition into collegiate or professional sports


We manage and administer commercial and government contracts.


We provide day-to-day operations support for new businesses

What is 8 to 14

An Initiative for Athletes

The 8 to 14 Initiative provides Entrepreneur Development to active, former, and retired professional athletes by using their existing relationships to launch new athlete-owned businesses and position existing athlete-owned businesses for massive growth.

The initiative was created by Contracts & Capital founder Linda Chatmon, and 2x NBA champion Josh Powell, 8 to 14 allows professional athletes the opportunity to create for themselves a new definition of success, beyond the field and the court.

With the average professional career in sports typically lasting five years or less, most athletes are retired at the same time their non-athlete peers are hitting their professional strides.  8 to 14 helps to streamline the process of launching and building businesses that enable 8 to 14 athletes a chance to build lifelong wealth through entrepreneurship, in lieu of returning to school to re-career. 

Josh Powell is passionate about helping people. With an astounding 17 years of experience playing professional basketball in pro leagues all over the world, his global network is quite expansive. 8 to 14 will partner with Josh’s nonprofit 21 Ways to Give Foundation by contributing 10 percent of all funds received from the 8 to 14 campaign to help further the 21 Ways mission. As well, 8 to 14 will sponsor and support other key activities and events.

8 to 14 bridges the gap between businesses, athletes and sports programs. Josh will play a key role in ensuring the campaign works to support the community in the process.


How It Works

Contracts & Capital works with  professionals with shorter than average occupational life cycles to leverage relationships to start and or grow businesses as a way to build financial security and lifelong wealth. 

The 8 to 14 Initiative provides Entrepreneur Development as a means to go From Winning Fans to Winning Contracts. 


ACE-enables Athletes, Celebrities, & Entertainers to build wealth through entrepreneurship training and strategic partnerships.


Athletes or their designates learn to start & manage a business as the Contract & Grants team works to launch and "stand up" that company.


Take the Franchise-Athlete partnership to the next level with a turnkey Small Business Participation Program for athlete-owned firms.


Expand your network exponentially and grow your bottom line by partnering with athlete-owned businesses to provide goods and services.

Meet the 8 to 14 Ambassadors

We are continually building our roster of Athletes, Celebrities, and Entertainers, as well as our network of businesses, organizations, and government agencies that will partner with ACE members.



Josh Powell

Professional Basketball - NBA, Big3


Professional Football - NFL

Maurice "MOE" Leggett

Professional Football - NFL, AFL

Marquez Williams

Professional Football


Who We Are

Contracts and Capital Sports & Entertainment provides entrepreneurship development training for high-profile individuals with shorter-than-average career lifecycles. Build lifelong wealth.  Contracts and Capital Sports & Entertainment is a division of Contracts & Grants, LLC.

Contact Us

Phone: (678) 916-0444

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