Orlando Pettigrew

Orlando is a lifelong resident of Camden who chose to make his mark on the city’s future by dedicating his adult life to helping its youth. Since 1987 Orlando has been a faithful coach and mentor to the players of the Centerville Simbas football team, organizing countless fundraising events and often paying for much needed sports equipment from his own personal finances. Orlando has spent hours mentoring high school students from Camden High, Vets Memorial, and Woodrow Wilson High School. Recently he has added escorting the high school students he mentors on several HBCU college tours. While maintaining a successful career of over 30 years and raising a son with his wife of approximately 20 years, Orlando has proven his dedication to his family and the community by never shying away from a call for help from a citizen in need.