The Change Golf Needs to See, featuring A.J. Ali, renowned Author, Director and Golf Writer extraordinaire
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A.J. Ali is a 2022 Joseph R. Biden Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree.

A.J. a service-disabled U.S. Air Force Veteran who continues to serve humanity by teaching principles of peace, love, and reconciliation worldwide. 

He’s an avid golfer who spent two decades producing charity golf events, writing golf articles and two books, and consulting. In 2014, inspired after interviewing Gary Player at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, he completed a 50-state golf trip in 101 days to promote a wellness lifestyle and launch Wellness 101. His first meeting with Mr. Player, at the 1991 opening of River Run Golf Course in Berlin, MD, inspired him to pursue a career in golf. During a 20-year span, he helped charities nationwide raise more than $30 million, mostly through golf events and promotions. 

He is the Director & Producer of “WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer,” an award-winning feature-length documentary film improving relations between police and the communities they serve, and helping people in general to learn how to love each other. He is the author of the book “L.O.V.E. Is The Answer.” People around the world are taking his L.O.V.E. Is The Answer pledge, which goes as follows: "I pledge to LEARN about the people in my community, to unconditionally OPEN my heart to their needs as if they were all immediate family members, to VOLUNTEER to be part of the solution in their life during both good and challenging times, and to EMPOWER everyone I meet to do the same as if our lives depended on each other.” In 2020, he made history by being the focus of a 7-page spread in the “Black History 365” textbook, for his L.O.V.E. Is The Answer work. The textbooks are being used by schools nationwide. 

He has produced, written and/or appeared in numerous media projects. A.J. and his wife Jane have been joyfully and happily married since 1994. They have a blended family of 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren.

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