One organization doing its part to curb violence in Meridian. The Carter Foundation is gearing up for the fourth annual "Stop The Violence" basketball tournament.
It all kicks off this Saturday in Meridian at 2 pm at The Velma Young Park.
The event is free and will include face painting a bounce house and entertainment.
Organizers with The Carter Foundation Hope the Event Pulls People Together.
“We’re trying to prevent a lot of bad things from going on. We get them to come out here and have a good event,” said Jameion Carter. “If you’re out here playing basketball and having a good time, you have a least chance of getting in trouble so it’s just to give everybody something positive to do,” said Anthony King.