Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement


Waiver: In consideration of being permitted to participate in any way in one or all of the following HYP events (hereinafter “HYP Sports”):

Sand Volleyball
Sand Volleyball
Flag Football
All other HYP run events

I, for myself, my heirs, personal representatives or assigns, do hereby release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue HARRISBURG YOUNG PROFESSIONALS, its Board of Directors, officers, employees, members, and agents from liability from any and all claims including the negligence of Harrisburg Young Professionals, its Board of Directors, officers, employees, members and agents, resulting in personal injury, accidents or illnesses (including death), and property loss arising from, but not limited to, participation in HYP Sports.

Assumption of Risks: Participation in HYP Sports 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 include: 1) minor injuries such as scratches, bruises, and sprains;  2) major injuries such as eye injury or loss of sight, joint or back injuries, heart attacks, and concussions;  3) catastrophic injuries including paralysis and death, and 4) exposure to infectious diseases, such as COVID-19.

By signing this agreement, I specifically acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by my participation in HYP Sports and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by my participation in HYP Sports may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, HARRISBURG YOUNG PROFESSIONALS, its Board of Directors, officers, employees, members, and agents.

In addition, you represent and warrant that you are not currently: 1) experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, including, without limitation, fever, cough, difficulty breathing/shortness of breath, chills, fatigue, headache, muscle pain/body aches, sore throat, congestion/runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or new loss of taste or smell, 2) none of your household members have tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19; and 3) within the past 14 days, you have not had any close contact with anyone who is known to be COVID-19 positive or who has been advised to isolate due to symptoms of COVID-19.

I have read the previous paragraphs and I know, understand, and appreciate these and other risks that are inherent in HYP Sports. I hereby assert that my participation is voluntary and that I knowingly assume all such risks.

Indemnification and Hold Harmless: I also agree to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD Harrisburg Young Professionals HARMLESS from any and all claims, actions, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, damages, and liabilities, including attorney’s fees, brought as a result of my involvement in the activity and to reimburse them for any such expenses incurred.

Severability: The undersigned further expressly agrees that the foregoing waiver and assumption of risks agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.

Acknowledgment of Understanding: I have read this waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement, fully understand its terms, and understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue. I acknowledge that I am signing the agreement freely and voluntarily, and intend by my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.