Students Enjoy Northern Exposure in Minn.

By |2016-05-04T14:06:08+00:00March 11th, 2016|News|

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 [...]

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. [...]

V.I.’s Newton Comes Home

By |2016-05-04T14:21:05+00:00June 16th, 2015|News|

The following article was written BY MATT SCHOCH (DAILY NEWS STAFF) visit original article ST. THOMAS - The Minnesota Timberwolves front office was lauded by much of the sports world in its handling of a tough situation last offseason. Faced with losing him after this season for nothing, the National Basketball Association franchise traded its most [...]

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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