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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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.

2016 Emerald Gems Basketball Camp – Day 1

By |November 4th, 2016|

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Ed Tapscott 2016 Coaching Seminar

By |November 4th, 2016|

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Milt Newton Summer Classic Basketball Tournament – 2016

By |November 4th, 2016|

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Milt Newton and Emerald Gems Foundation Visit the Set of WCCO

By |September 29th, 2016|

Emerald Gems Foundation selected six high school juniors from St. Thomas and St. Croix to spend the week in the Twin Cities touring local businesses and the University of Minnesota to open their eyes to the possibilities and career paths available outside of their hometowns. This video photo spotlight their visit to WCCO/BMA TV station,

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EMERALD GEMS 2016 2nd Annual U.S.V.I Basketball Coaching Seminar

By |July 7th, 2016|

COACHING SEMINAR DETAILS:
When: Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Time: 9am-12noon
Cost: FREE
Location: Ivanna Eudora Kean High School

 

 

Please register by Tuesday, August 2nd via the Online Registration link. 

Camp Director
MILTON NEWTON

Proud native of St. Thomas U.S.V.I., Former General Manager of the NBA Minnesota Timberwolves and CoFounder of Emerald Gems Foundation, Inc. is offering their 2nd Annual Basketball Coaching Seminar and Youth Camps at no cost.

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Milt Newton Inspires Students at Seven Schools

By |May 31st, 2016|

Story Credit: U.S.V.I Government House

ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Former General Manager of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Milt Newton, visited seven Virgin Islands schools this week to share the story of his journey from St. Thomas to a successful career with the NBA.

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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|