Release of Liability

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Release of Liability

In consideration of Participant, or for whom the parent or guardian is signing, being allowed to participate in any way in WORLD WAKEBOARD ASSOCIATION and INTERNATIONAL WATERSPORTS ASSOCIATION (hereinafter known as the WWA/INT) athletics / sports program and related events and activities, Participant hereby, for himself/herself, his/hers heirs, and successors and, if applicable, for the minor for whom a parent or guardian is signing does: (1) Agree that prior to participating, Participant will inspect the facilities and equipment to be used, including Participants own equipment, and if Participant believes anything is unsafe, Participant will immediately advise his/her coach or supervisor and a tournament official, in writing, of such condition(s) and refuse to participate;(2) Acknowledge and fully understand that each participant will be engaging in activities that involve risk of serious injury, including permanent disability and death, and severe social and economic losses which might result not only from Participants’ own actions, inaction’s or negligence, and also from the actions, inaction’s or negligence of others, the rules of play, or the condition of the premises or of any equipment used.  Further, that there may be other risks not known to the WWA or not reasonably foreseeable at this time; (3) Assume all the foregoing risks and accept personal responsibility for the damages following such injury, permanent disability or death; (4) Release, waive, discharge, covenant not to sue and agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend WWA, its affiliated clubs or affiliated organizations, their respective administrators, directors, agents, coaches, and employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, the national governing bodies of participating divisions and tournaments, the tournament officials and, if applicable, owners and leasees of premises used to conduct the event, all of which are hereinafter referred to as “releasees”,  from any and all liability to Participant, his or her heirs, relatives and friends for any and all claims, demands, losses or damages on account of injury to person, including death or damage to property, caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the releasees or otherwise;  (5) authorize WWA to seek, on Participant’s behalf all reasonable medical and surgical care that might be necessary if Participant is unable to authorize such care himself/herself as a result of some injury; (6) Grant to WWA, the non-exclusive right to use Participant’s name or likeness in any photographs, television or motion pictures taken of Participant during the tournament, for the limited purposes of EVENT promotion, broadcast, and news reporting, and this right to use under this sub-paragraph shall terminate on the first day of 2014 WWA sponsored event, except for ESPN or other networks that may continue to rerun broadcasts of tournament coverage containing participant’s likeness and name; (7) Agree that the Organizers have the right to control or prohibit advertising material used, worn, or displayed by me at the site during the tournament.  Participant, or the minor for whom a parent or guardians signing, further understands WWA/INT reserves the right to disqualify Participant and to refuse to allow participant to compete in the tournament for any reason that WWA deems just and proper, and in such event participant will be entitled to the return of his/her entry fee and no more.

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