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Monthly Archives: March 2016

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Video: Milt And Shalaun Newton Stepping Up Off The Court With Emerald Gems Foundation

By |March 22nd, 2016|

Timberwolves General Manager Milt Newton and his wife, Shalaun, started Emerald Gems with a goal of helping the youth in the U.S. Virgin Islands. That was on display in Minneapolis earlier this season as they hosted a group of high school students for a variety of events.

Photos: Day 5 – Basketball Camp Extended View

By |March 11th, 2016|

Photos: Day 5 – WCCO/BMA, Basketball Clinic

By |March 11th, 2016|

Photos: Day 4 – Timberwolves Business Club Day, Benihana Dinner

By |March 11th, 2016|

Photos: Day 3 – Science Museum of Minnesota, Timberwolves Game

By |March 11th, 2016|

Photos: Day 2- Mall of America, Taste of the Timberwolves

By |March 11th, 2016|

Photos: Day 1- Arrival Into Minnesota, Sun Country Airlines Behind-the-Scenes

By |March 11th, 2016|

Timberwolves GM Milt Newton and Wife, Shalaun, Host Six Children From The U.S. Virgin Islands

By |March 11th, 2016|

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves GM Milt Newton and his wife, Shalaun, hosted six children from the U.S. Virgin Islands this past week as part of the next phase of their Emerald Gems Foundation dedicated to giving back to children from Milt Newton’s homeland.

They selected six high school juniors from St. […]

Students Enjoy Northern Exposure in Minn.

By |March 11th, 2016|

By MATT SCHOCH – Daily News Staff

D’Shanee’ Blake enjoyed her time in Minnesota last week so much that she hopes to be back soon.

Blake was one of six high school juniors from the Virgin Islands who earned an experience of a lifetime thanks to a famous Virgin Islands son.

Minnesota Timberwolves GM Milt Newton and his […]

Wolves GM, Wife Host Children From Virgin Islands

By |March 9th, 2016|

CREDIT: Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Minnesota Timberwolves GM Milt Newton and his wife, Shalaun, hosted six children from the U.S. Virgin Islands this past week as part of the next phase of their Emerald Gems Foundation dedicated to giving back to children from Milt Newton’s homeland.

They selected six high school juniors from St. Thomas […]