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Waiver of Liability

WAIVER: In consideration of my child or ward or spouse or me being permitted to participate in any way in any and all activities of Steuben County Homeschoolers Homeschool  Group (“SCH”) at the residence of any Member or at any and all locations where such SCH activities take place (collectively, the “Activities”), I, for myself, my spouse, my child and/or ward, my heirs, personal representatives or assigns, do hereby covenant not to sue, and release, waive, and discharge, SCH, its directors, officers, staff members, volunteers, advisors, property owners, and/or agents, from liability and of and from any and all claims including the negligence or default of SCH, its directors, officers, members, volunteers, advisors, property owners, and/or agents, resulting in personal injury, accidents or illnesses (including death), and property loss arising from, but not limited to, participation in the Activities.


ASSUMPTION OF RISKS: Participation in the Activities carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries. The specific risks vary from one activity to another, but the risks range from (1) minor injuries such as scratches, bruises, and sprains, (2) major injuries such as eye injury or loss of sight, joint or back injuries, broken bones or teeth, asthma or heart attacks, and concussions, to (3) catastrophic injuries including paralysis and death.


I have read the previous paragraphs and I know, understand, and appreciate these and other risks that are inherent in the Activities, which may include without limitation parties, picnics, BBQs, hiking, swimming, camping, field day, field trips, museums, plays, parks, recitals,  parties, practices or other such activities. I hereby assert that my participation and/or the participation of my spouse, my children or wards is voluntary and that I knowingly assume and accept all risks. I also understand that I may participate in activities that are not sponsored or supported by SCH but are private activities of Members and that I assume all risks associated with such private activities (“Non-SCH Activities”).


INDEMNIFICATION AND HOLD HARMLESS: I also agree to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD SCH, its directors, officers,  members, volunteers, advisors, property owners, and/or agents, HARMLESS from any and all claims, actions, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities, including attorneys’ fees, brought as a result of my involvement in the Activities or Non-SCH Activities or both, and/or the involvement of my spouse, a minor child or ward of mine in the Activities or Non-SCH  Activities or both, in any location where Activities or Non-SCH Activities or both are conducted, and of and from all claims which may hereafter develop or accrue to them on account of injury, loss or damage, which may be suffered by said minor or to any property, because of any matter, thing, or condition, negligence or default whatsoever, and to reimburse them for any such expenses incurred.

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