GENERAL RELEASE, WAIVER AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK FOR THESoccer League of Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Elgin In Conjunction with Judson University
PLEASE READ THIS GENERAL RELEASE AND WAIVER AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK (“AGREEMENT’) CAREFULLYBEFORE YOU SIGN IT. THIS IS A LEGAL DOCUMENT WHICH AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS. IF YOU HAVEANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS AGREEMENT, PLEASE CONSULT AN ATTORNEY BEFORE YOU SIGN IT.
1. Assumption of Risk: I acknowledge that I have applied to participate in the Men’s Soccer League of Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Elgin and Judson University, an Illinois not-for profit corporation (“Vineyard” & Judson University”), at the soccer fields at Judson University in Elgin. I am aware and acknowledge that this program of “Vineyard” & Judson University may subject me to a number of risks and dangers which are inherent in all strenuous exercise and athletic competition. I understand and acknowledge that this program of “Vineyard” & Judson University may involve hazardous or dangerous activities and that my participation in such a program may subject me to the risk of injury, illness or death.
2. General Releases: As consideration for being permitted by “Vineyard” & Judson University to participate in its Soccer League program, I hereby release and forever discharge “Vineyard” & Judson University, their directors, officers, agents, employees, representatives, volunteers, attorneys, assigns, and affiliates for any and all claims and demands of whatever kind or nature, whether known or unknown, that arise out of or are connected in any way whatsoever with my voluntary participation in this program of “Vineyard” & Judson University.
3. Binding Effect: I understand and acknowledge that this Agreement is a binding legal document that affects my legal rights and remedies. I further understand and acknowledge and agree that this Agreement binds not only me but also my spouse, parents, children, heirs, representatives, distributees, guardians, successors and assigns.
4. Release of Rights to Photographs and Audio and Video Recordings: I hereby consent to the photographing and video and/or audio recording of myself by “Vineyard” & Judson University and the use of these photographs and/or recordings singularly or in conjunction with other photographs and/or recordings for advertising, publicity, commercial or other business purposes. I further consent to the reproduction and/or authorization by “Vineyard” & Judson University to reproduce and use said photographs and/or recordings for use in all domestic and foreign markets. Further, I understand that others, with or without the consent of “Vineyard” & Judson University may use and/or reproduce such photographs and/or recordings. I hereby release “Vineyard” & Judson University from all claims of every kind on account of such use.
5. Entire Agreement/Amendment Only by Writing: I understand and agree that this Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between me and “Vineyard” & Judson University concerning my participation in this program of “Vineyard” & Judson University and supersedes all negotiations and statements made prior to or contemporaneous with the execution of this Agreement. I further understand and agree that this Agreement may only be modified or amended by a writing signed both by me and by an authorized representative of “Vineyard” & Judson University, and that this Agreement may not be orally amended.
6. Governing Law/Forum: I understand and agree that this Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois. I hereby further agree that any litigation, administrative proceeding or arbitration concerning this Agreement or my participation in this program of “Vineyard” & Judson University shall be brought and conducted in the Circuit Court of the state of Illinois in and for the County of Cook. I agree to be subject to personal jurisdiction and venue in the state of Illinois, County of Cook, and hereby waive any right I may have to commence any litigation, administrative action or arbitration relating to this Agreement or my participation in the activities of “Vineyard” & Judson University in any form other than the Circuit Court of the State of Illinois in and for the County of Cook.
7. Invalidity of Any Clause: I understand and agree that in the event any clause, sentence or provision of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity or unenforceability of such clause, sentence or provision shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.
8. Terms Contractual: I understand and agree that the terms of the Agreement are contractual and are conditions precedent to my participation in this program of “Vineyard” & Judson University and are not mere recitals.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS AGREEMENT AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS AND BINDING EFFECT. I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THIS AGREEMENT REVIEWED BY AN ATTORNEY PRIOR TO THE TIME I AGREED TO IT. I AM 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS AGREEMENT IS A LEGAL CONTRACT BETWEEN ME AND “VINEYARD” & JUDSON UNIVERSITY THAT AFFECTS MY LEGAL RIGHTS. I REPRESENT THAT I AM AGREEING TO THIS AGREEMENT KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY AND OF MY OWN FREE WILL.