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Monthly Archives: September 2017

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KU basketball player from 1988 title team seeks help for Virgin Islands after Irma

By |September 27th, 2017|

ARTICLE CREDIT: Gary Bedore, The Kansas City Star

Former Kansas basketball forward Milt Newton and his wife, Shalaun, have established a fund to assist hurricane relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Newton, a starting forward on KU’s 1988 national title team and current assistant general manager of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, was born in St. […]

Milt Newton joins ranks of those giving aid

By |September 27th, 2017|

ARTICLE CREDIT: Matt Schoch, Virgin Islands Daily News

Like many Virgin Islanders on the mainland, Milt Newton had been watching with worry this summer as the Caribbean endures another hurricane season.

Many of the worst fears came true recently with the devastation brought by Hurricane Irma to St. John and St. Thomas, where Newton grew up.

“A […]

Bucks assistant GM helping relief efforts in Virgin Islands

By |September 27th, 2017|

ARTICLE CREDIT: Minnesota.CBSLocal.com

Milt Newton’s new office at the Milwaukee Bucks’ downtown Sports Science Center is sparsely decorated. The few things in it, though, represent some of the people and things closest to the new assistant general manager’s heart.

Naturally, there are photos of his family, including his wife, Shaulaun, and their children, Shaniya and Miles. […]

Help with US Virgin Islands Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

By |September 13th, 2017|

The US Virgin Islands, as well as other areas in the Caribbean, have recently been hit hard by Hurricane Irma. The destruction and devastation left in Irma’s wake has taken a tremendous toll on many people. While some were blessed to have their homes and personal property spared, a majority of them suffered crippling losses […]