PARTICIPANT RELEASE, WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
In consideration for receiving permission for my child, who is under the age of 18 (hereinafter “Participant”) to participate in the FOOTBALL/LACROSSE/BASEBALL programs sponsored by the Sandy Spring Athletic Association (hereinafter “SSAA”), I acknowledge and agree to the following on my own behalf and on behalf of Participant:
I HAVE BEEN INFORMED AND UNDERSTAND THAT SPORTS INVOLVE PHYSICAL CONTACT BETWEEN PLAYERS, THAT SERIOUS ACCIDENTS OCCASIONALLY OCCUR DURING SUCH SPORTING ACTIVITIES, AND THAT PARTICIPANTS IN SUCH SPORTING ACTIVITIES OCCASIONALLY SUSTAIN SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURIES (INCLUDING DEATH) AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, AS A CONSEQUENCE THEREOF, KNOWING THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATION, NEVERTHELESS, I UNDERSTAND THESE RISKS AND HEREBY AGREE TO ASSUME THOSE RISKS AND DECLARE PARTICIPANT TO BE PHYSICALLY SOUND AND/OR TO HAVE MEDICAL APPROVAL FROM A PHYSICIAN TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS ATHLETIC PROGRAM.
In addition, I agree to the following:
- I RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE the SSAA, its Board of Directors, officers, servants, agents, employees, representatives, volunteers, successors and assigns (hereinafter “Releasees”) from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, lawsuits, causes of action and/or judgments whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by Participant, or to any property belonging to Participant, while engaging in SSAA’s athletic programs or using SSAA’s facilities, or while in, or upon the premises where the activities are being conducted, REGARDLESS WHETHER SUCH LOSS IS CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or otherwise and regardless whether such liability arises in tort, contract, strict liability, or otherwise.
- I further hereby AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE RELEASEES from any loss, liability, damage, or costs, including court costs and attorneys’ fees, that they may incur due to Participant’s participation in said activities, WHETHER CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or otherwise.
- It is my express intent that this Waiver and Hold Harmless Agreement shall bind the members of Participant’s family and spouse, if I am alive, and Participant’s heirs, assigns and personal representative, if Participant is deceased, and shall be deemed as a RELEASE, WAIVER, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE the above-named Releasees. I hereby further agree that this Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland and that if any part of this release is determined to be illegal, unenforceable or in conflict with any law governing this Agreement, the validity of the remaining portions shall not be affected thereby.
IN SIGNING THIS RELEASE, I ACKNOWLEDGE AND REPRESENT THAT I HAVE READ THE FOREGOING WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT; understand it and sign it voluntarily as my own free act and deed; no oral representations, statements or inducements apart from the foregoing written agreement have been made; I am at least eighteen (18) years of age and fully competent; and I execute this Release on my behalf and on behalf of Participant for full, adequate and complete consideration fully intending to be bound by same.