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 [...]

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 [...]

Timberwolves GM Milt Newton and Wife, Shalaun, Host Six Children From The U.S. Virgin Islands

By |2020-11-13T22:23:41+00:00March 11th, 2016|News|

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS — 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 [...]

Wolves GM, Wife Host Children From Virgin Islands

By |2017-09-27T23:39:23+00:00March 9th, 2016|News|

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. [...]

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