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.

Newton’s Journey from V.I. to NBA General Manager

By |December 6th, 2015|

CREDIT: Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kent Amos sat in his Washington, D.C., living room 36 years ago, three lost boys standing before him.

Amos and his wife Carmen were embarking on a new mentoring program for wayward children, and 14-year-old Milt Newton was among the first three candidates to receive the family’s help.

“There were bigger […]

Photos: Milton M. Newton Recreational Park Rededication Ceremony

By |August 28th, 2015|

Photos: Emerald Gems Inaugural Basketball Camp, Coaches

By |August 27th, 2015|

Photos: Emerald Gems Inaugural Basketball Camp, Ages 14-17

By |August 27th, 2015|

Photos: Emerald Gems Inaugural Basketball Camp, Ages 8-13

By |August 25th, 2015|

Photos: Emerald Gems Inaugural Basketball Camp, Friends and Family

By |August 24th, 2015|

Photos: Emerald Gems Inaugural Camp, Sponsors and Contributors

By |August 23rd, 2015|

Milt Newton Honored in Virgin Islands

By |August 17th, 2015|

Former KU coach Larry Brown on hand for dedication of park on “Milt Newton Day”

(Original Article Credit: Gary Bedore, KUsports.com)

Kenneth Mapp, the 29th governor of the Virgin Islands, declared August 7, 2015 “Milt Newton Day” in the United States territory.

Hundreds of individuals who live in the Bordeaux neighborhood in St. Thomas, V.I. where former Kansas […]

Park Named in Newton’s Honor

By |August 10th, 2015|

(Original story credit: Matt Schoch of the Virgin Islands Daily News)

ST. THOMAS – Milt Newton’s park is now Milt Newton Park.

The Bordeaux basketball court where he fell in love with the game was rededicated to the Virgin Islands native in a ceremony Friday night in his old west St. Thomas neighborhood.

“I’m proud to be from […]

Coaching 101 From a Master as Newton brings Larry Brown to V.I.

By |August 10th, 2015|

(Original story credit: Matt Schoch of the Virgin Islands Daily News)

ST. THOMAS – One of the greatest coaches in basketball history came to Ivanna Eudora Kean High School on Thursday to give local coaches a free clinic on how to mold young players and young people.

As Milt Newton said as he introduced his college […]