The second annual 'Stop The Silence' 3-on-3 basketball tournament is hitting the streets of downtown Flint this weekend with a very positive message.

The tournament is aimed at bringing cops and kids together in a fun environment, to help get rid of the negative perception that some children have of the police.  Another major goal of the event is to get rid of the 'stop snitchin' mentality that has plagued the city for so long.

There's no charge for kids ages 7 to 18 to play, and the only requirement is that they sign a police pledge to "stop the silence". Registration is going on today at Haskell Community Center or at 8am on Saturday morning.

Flint PAL Director, Jesse Carpenter and 1000 have actually called me out as well.  So I'll be taking them on in a free throw shooting contest, which will most likely end with me helping them find tissues to dry their tears. Listen to 1000 Call Clay out on the air.

 ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI