Please read the following statements carefully and agree by signing electronically. These agreements for participation in our programs affect your legal rights. Certification of Authority: I, the undersigned, hereby certify that I am the Parent or Legal Guardian of the Participant(s) for whom I am completing this Liability Waiver & Release Form. Informed Consent: I hereby give my consent for the named Participant(s) in this registration to participate in any and all Pride of IL and NinjaZone activities. I understand that by the very nature of the activity; cheerleading, tumbling, and gymnastics carry a risk of physical injury. No matter how careful the coaches and participants are, or how many spotters are provided, or what the surface may be, the risk of injury cannot be eliminated. Injuries may occur, including minor injuries and, although rare, catastrophic injuries or death. I fully understand these risks and agree to not to hold Pride of IL, NinjaZone, or their coaches or staff responsible for any form of injury that may occur at any time during any activity that Pride of Illinois or NinjaZone participates in or holds. I hereby waive, release, absolve, and indemnify the Pride of IL program, NinjaZone program, coaches, staff, and the premises owners on which any of its activities may be held, for any claim. Identity Release and Waiver: In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in any of the Pride of IL and NinjaZone athletic/sports programs and related activities, the undersigned: A. Agrees that prior to participating, he/she will inspect the facilities and equipment to be used and if he/she believes anything is unsafe, will immediately advise the coach/supervisor of such condition and refuse to participate. B. Acknowledges and fully understands that each participant will engage in activities involving risk of serious injury, including permanent disability, death and severe social and economic losses which might result from their own actions, inaction or negligence of others, rules of play, or condition of the premises or any equipment used. Further, that there may be other risks not known to Pride of IL or NinjaZone or reasonably foreseeable at this time. C. Assumes all the foregoing risks and accepts personal responsibility for damages which may hereinafter occur following such injury, permanent disability or death. D. Releases, waives, discharges and covenants not to sue Pride Cheer, Pride of Illinois Cheerleading & Tumbling, Inc., NinjaZone, affiliated clubs, their respective owners, administrators, directors, agents, coaches and other employees of the organizations, other participants, and if applicable, owners and lessors of the premises used to conduct an event, all of which are hereafter referred to as "RELEASEES" from demands, losses or damages on account of injury from future participation, 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. E. Agrees to carry personal health insurance in case of a sports injury. F. RELEASES THE "RELEASEES" AND EXPRESSLY ASSUMES THE RISK OF INJURY AND DAMAGES; and will indemnify and hold harmless the "RELEASEES" as to any claims for injury and damage. Hold Harmless: I release and hold harmless Pride of IL, NinjaZone, its owners and operators from any and all liability, claims, demands, and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by the Participant(s) and/or the undersigned, while in or upon the premises or any premises under the control and supervision of Pride of IL, its owners and operators or in route to or from any of said premises. Medical Treatment: I hereby give my permission for any and all medical attention necessary to be administered to Participant(s) in the event of any accident, injury, sickness, etc., under the direction of any staff member of Pride of IL or NinjaZone until such time as I can be contacted. I also hereby assume the responsibility for payment of any such treatment. Media Release: The undersigned grants to Pride of IL, Pride of Illinois Cheerleading & Tumbling, Inc., NinjaZone, and their authorized agents, permission to utilize Participant(s)'s image on any reproduction for marketing purposes, including but not limited to brochures, banners, website, print, video and billboards. Infectious Diseases: By the signing of this waiver and release from liability, the undersigned acknowledges the contagious nature of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, and voluntarily assumes the risk that they may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 or other infectious diseases by use of the property, facilities, services, and/or programs of Pride of IL or NinjaZone and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. The undersigned understands that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 or other infectious diseases at, or on the premises of Pride or NinjaZone may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of themselves and others, including, but not limited to, Pride and its officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, volunteers, and program participants and their families. The undersigned voluntarily agrees to assume all of the foregoing risks and accepts sole responsibility for any injury to themselves (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death) illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that they may experience or incur in connection with the services provided by Pride of Illinois and NinjaZone or participation in Pride of Illinois or NinjaZone programs (“Claims”). The undersigned hereby releases, covenants not to sue, discharges, and holds harmless Pride of IL, NinjaZone, and their officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. The undersigned agrees that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Pride of IL or NinjaZone, their officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives, whether an infection due to COVID-19 or other infectious disease occurs before, during, or after participation in the services provided by Pride of IL and NinjaZone or use of the property, facilities, services, and/or programs of Pride of IL or NinjaZone. Electronic Signature: I consent to have my electronic signature on this document treated as a full and complete, legally binding signature, representing my agreement to the statements contained in this document. I realize that my electronic signature herein affects my legal rights.