Emerald Gems Foundation: Mission

To enhance the lives of the youths of the U.S. Virgin Islands by providing positive experiences and learning opportunities utilizing basketball as a means.


100% of all donations received by Emerald Gems Foundation, Inc. will go directly to Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands.

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Yearly Archives: 2020


2019 U.S.V.I. Emerald Gems Basketball Camp – Ages 8-13

By |February 26th, 2020|

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St. Thomas Native Signs with Coppin State, a Historically Black College

By |February 25th, 2020|

Special to the Daily News

ST. CROIX — “What’s for you is for you,” is a phrase that typically means that today may not be your day, but tomorrow may be.

These are the words that St. Thomas native Unique Meyers frequently repeated during her pursuit of a basketball scholarship. Although she received numerous […]

Emerald Gems Foundation Donates Basketballs to Public Schools

By |February 21st, 2020|

Article Credit: Kyle Murphy

The Emerald Gems Foundation held its second news conference in two days at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School on Thursday to announce the donation of over 150 basketballs to public high schools in the Virgin Islands.

Milt Newton, the assistant general manager of the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks and 1987-88 National Champion as a […]

2019 U.S.V.I. Emerald Gems Basketball Camp – Ages 14-17

By |February 21st, 2020|

2019 U.S.V.I. Emerald Gems Basketball Camp – Group Photos

By |February 21st, 2020|

Emerald Gems Foundation, Inc., Continues to Serve the Youth of the U.S. Virgin Islands

By |January 29th, 2020|

Emerald Gems will donate 150 basketballs among the U.S. Virgin Island Public Schools

THOMAS & ST. CROIX, U.S.V.I. (Jan. 23, 2020) – Emerald Gems Foundation, Inc., founders Milt and Shalaun Newton will donate 150 basketballs to be distributed among the U.S. Virgin Islands public schools later this month. Milt is also a native of St. […]

2020 U.S.V.I. Coaching Seminar

By |January 29th, 2020|

4th Coaching Seminar To be Determined
Registration coming soon!

Camp Director

Proud native of St. Thomas, Assistant General Manager (GM) of the NBA Milwaukee Bucks, former GM of the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Co-Founder of Emerald Gems Foundation, Inc. is offering their 4th U.S.V.I. Annual Youth Basketball Camps, and 3rd Coaching […]