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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Education & Basketball Enrichment

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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.

Students Enjoy Northern Exposure in Minn.

By |March 11th, 2016|

By MATT SCHOCH – Daily News Staff

D’Shanee’ Blake enjoyed her time in Minnesota last week so much that she hopes to be back soon.

Blake was one of six high school juniors from the Virgin Islands who earned an experience of a lifetime thanks to a famous Virgin Islands son.

Minnesota Timberwolves GM Milt Newton and his […]

Wolves GM, Wife Host Children From Virgin Islands

By |March 9th, 2016|

CREDIT: Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Minnesota Timberwolves GM Milt Newton and his wife, Shalaun, hosted six children from the U.S. Virgin Islands this past week as part of the next phase of their Emerald Gems Foundation dedicated to giving back to children from Milt Newton’s homeland.

They selected six high school juniors from St. Thomas […]

Photo Album: Education and Basketball Enrichment Program

By |March 1st, 2016|

Timberwolves and Sun Country Airlines® to Host High School Students from Emerald Gems Foundation

By |February 27th, 2016|

CREDIT: Timberwolves.com

Group of students from U.S. Virgin Islands to get a behind-the-scenes look at the Minnesota Timberwolves and other Minneapolis businesses

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Timberwolves and Sun Country Airlines® have teamed with the Emerald Gems Foundation to provide six selected high school juniors from the U.S. Virgin Islands the opportunity for an all-expense paid trip […]

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 […]