ORGANIZERS of the Delta Basketball Training Camp for teens in Pampanga are looking to tap Arwind Santos as part of its pool of trainers.
Calvin Abueva is already on board and camp supervisor Alan Trinidad said he is eager to have Santos.
Trinidad is hoping arrangements can be made so that Santos' participation in the camp organized by his longtime supporter and Pampanga Gov. Dennis Pineda can count towards the community service hours ordered by the PBA.
Santos was fined P200,000 and is being required 100 hours of community service for directing a racist taunt toward TNT import Terrence Jones during the Commissioner’s Cup finals.
Abueva, on the other hand, was suspended indefinitely and fined P70,000 for the clothesline against Jones and verbal altercation and obscene gestures against Bobby Ray Parks Jr.’s girlfriend Maika Rivera.
Abueva is currently in Pampanga to stay with his family after he reportedly got separated with his wife following a highly-publicized row on social media recently.
“Pati si Arwind actually,” said Trinidad. “Si Arwind hindi ba may community service? Doon siya mag-community service. Tutulong sa mga bata tapos icecertify ngayon ni Gov na doon siya nag-community service.
Santos and Abueva are products of the province that has become a hotbed of Philippine basketball over the years.
Trinidad hopes that the training camp will also help Abueva as he prepares for his return to action in the PBA.
“Si Calvin, ganun din. Nagtuturo sa mga bata. Kung tatangapin ng PBA, lalabas na hindi niya binabalewala ‘yung pagkakasuspindi niya. Nandoon siya, tumutulong sa Team Delta, mga bata, kung ano ‘yung dinaanan niya, binabahagi niya sa mga bata,” said Trinidad.
“Araw-araw siya (Abueva). Si Arwind, papatawag ko,” said Trinidad.