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.

Education & Basketball Enrichment Program

By |February 26th, 2016|

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2016 Emerald Gems Foundation, Inc. Emerald Gems Foundation, Inc. Education & Basketball Enrichment Program – Minnesota Twin Cities Area Trip Recap

Emerald Gems held a promotion offering high school students in their junior year who play basketball the opportunity to participate in a week long robust and fun trip to Minnesota Twin Cities […]

WOLVES GM MILT NEWTON’S FIRST LAW: NEVER BE OUTWORKED

By |January 13th, 2016|

CREDIT: Jim Souhan, Star Tribune

He had no shoes to fill, no footsteps to follow. Maybe that’s why owning his own Pro-Keds became so important, why as an adult he would fill his closet with immaculate pairs of wearable art.

Milt Newton, general manager of the Timberwolves, grew up in the Virgin Islands. He owned […]

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 […]