Between The Lines Podcast with Special Guest Milt Newton

By |2021-09-04T17:11:06+00:00September 4th, 2021|Articles, News, Videos|

Hosted By SHAQUILLE RICHARDSON Livewire Sports Watch as Milt Newton sits down with Shaquille Richardson for an interview on Between The Lines presented by Livewire Sports. You can view the watch and listen to the full podcast episode on Livewire Sports' Facebook page. CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO

V.I. native Newton played big role in getting Bucks back to NBA Finals after 47 years

By |2021-09-04T17:11:06+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Articles, News|

Written By BILL KISER Daily News Staff It’s been a heady — and busy — 48 hours for St. Thomas native Milt Newton.   Just two days after the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Atlanta Hawks in six games to win the Eastern Conference title, Newton is neck-deep in the Bucks’ preparations to play in their [...]

USVI native Milt Newton helping lead Bucks toward excellence

By |2021-09-04T17:11:06+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Articles, News|

Written By GARY BEDORE The Kansas City Start The Milwaukee Bucks entered the COVID-19 coronavirus stoppage of play on March 12 with a remarkable 53-12 record. That’s six games better than any team in the Eastern Conference and two games ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers in the West.   One of the individuals credited [...]


By |2021-09-04T17:11:06+00:00December 15th, 2020|News|

Emerald Gems will donate 400 turkeys for Christmas in the U.S. Virgin Islands THOMAS, ST. CROIX, and ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. (Dec 15, 2020) – Emerald Gems Foundation, Inc., founders  Milt and Shalaun Newton will donate 400 turkeys to be distributed in the U.S. Virgin Islands (Details below). Milt is also a native of St. Thomas and Assistant General Manager of [...]

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

By |2020-02-25T02:38:11+00:00February 25th, 2020|Articles, News|

Written By DAVID EDOLE 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 [...]

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

By |2021-09-04T17:11:07+00:00January 29th, 2020|Articles, Basketball Camps, News|

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. [...]

KU basketball player from 1988 title team seeks help for Virgin Islands after Irma

By |2021-09-04T17:11:07+00:00September 27th, 2017|Articles, News|

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 [...]

Milt Newton joins ranks of those giving aid

By |2021-09-04T17:11:07+00:00September 27th, 2017|Articles, News|

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 [...]

Bucks assistant GM helping relief efforts in Virgin Islands

By |2021-09-04T17:11:07+00:00September 27th, 2017|Articles, News|

ARTICLE CREDIT: 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 [...]

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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