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 [...]

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: Minnesota.CBSLocal.com 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 [...]

Help with US Virgin Islands Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

By |2021-09-04T17:11:07+00:00September 13th, 2017|Articles|

The US Virgin Islands, as well as other areas in the Caribbean, have recently been hit hard by Hurricane Irma. The destruction and devastation left in Irma’s wake has taken a tremendous toll on many people. While some were blessed to have their homes and personal property spared, a majority of them suffered crippling losses [...]

Milt Newton and Emerald Gems Foundation Visit the Set of WCCO

By |2021-09-04T17:11:08+00:00September 29th, 2016|News, Videos|

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 [...]

Photo Album: Education and Basketball Enrichment Program

By |2021-09-04T17:11:08+00:00March 1st, 2016|Galleries, News|

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 Area to learn the behind the scenes of NBA Franchise Minnesota Timberwolves and more! We’re excited to announce the six high school junior [...]

Education & Basketball Enrichment Program

By |2021-09-04T17:11:08+00:00February 26th, 2016|Articles, Basketball Camps|

We hope to offer this program again in the near future. 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 [...]


By |2021-09-04T17:11:08+00:00January 13th, 2016|News|

There’s a meticulousness to everything Milt Newton does, from the way he dresses to the way he keeps his office.Photo Credit: KYNDELL HARKNESS • KYNDELL.HARKNESS@STARTRIBUNE.COM 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 [...]

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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