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.

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

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About Emerald Gems

Our mission is 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.

2018 Emerald Gems Basketball Camp

By |February 19th, 2019|

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2019 Coaching U.S.V.I. Basketball Seminar

By |February 4th, 2019|

2019 COACHING SEMINAR DETAILS:
Seminar will be held in August and dates will be announced soon.
 
Registration coming soon!
 

MILTON NEWTON
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 […]

2018 U.S.V.I. Basketball Coaching Seminar

By |July 20th, 2018|

COACHING SEMINAR DETAILS:
When: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Time: 6pm-7pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Ivanna Eudora Kean High School

 

 

Please register by Monday, July 31st via the Online Registration link or download the PDF version.

MILTON NEWTON
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 […]

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 […]

Watch: Milt Newton Summer Classic 2016 Highlights

By |November 29th, 2016|

Take a look back at some highlights from the Milt Newton Summer Classic Basketball Tournament that took place in August, 2016 at Milt Newton Recreational Park in Bordeaux, St. Thomas, USVI.

2016 Emerald Gems Basketball Camp – Group Photos

By |November 4th, 2016|

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2016 Emerald Gems Basketball Camp – Day 2

By |November 4th, 2016|

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