HYPE CUP Waiver

As a participant of the 2016-2017 HYPE Cup season, I acknowledge and agree that I am over eighteen (18) years of age and both knowingly and voluntarily agree to the following:

I have voluntarily applied to participate in the Hartford Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs ("HYPE") HYPE Cup that includes, but may not be limited to, the following activities: Field day/lawn games, mini golf, volleyball, scavenger hunt, game night, disc golf and trivia (hereinafter "Activities").

I understand that participation in these 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, heart attacks, and concussions, to 3) catastrophic injuries including paralysis and death.

TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE, I ASSERT THAT I AM IN GOOD PHYSICAL CONDITION AND FULLY ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY OR ALL OF THESE ACTIVITIES. I AM FULLY AWARE OF THE RISKS AND HAZARDS CONNECTED WITH THE PARTICIPATION IN THESE ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING PHYSICAL INJURY OR EVEN DEATH, AND HEREBY ELECT TO VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATE IN SAID EVENT, KNOWING THE THE ASSOCIATED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO ME AND MY PROPERTY, AND KNOWINGLY AGREE TO ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISKS OF BODILY INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, WHETHER THOSE RISKS ARE KNOWN OR UNKNOWN. I VOLUNTARILY ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RISKS OR LOSS, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH, THAT MAY BE SUSTAINED BY ME, OR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY OWNED BY ME, AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS COURSE.

In consideration for being permitted to participate in these activities, I do hereby forever release HYPE, the MetroHartford Alliance, any affiliated organization, and their respective officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, contractors, and representatives (collectively "Releasees") from any and all liability, actions, claims, or demands whatsoever that I, my assignees, heirs, distributees, guardians, next of kin, spouse and legal representatives now have, or may have in the future, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, accident, illness or injury, including death, that may be sustained by me, or to any property belonging to me, while participating in physical activities, or while on or upon the premises where the event is being conducted, whether or not I am then participating in the Activities, or the negligence or other acts, whether directly connected to these Activities or not, and however caused, by and Releasee.

I agree to indemnify and hold HYPE and the MetroHartford Alliance 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 Activities and to reimburse them for any such expenses incurred.

I expressly agree that the foregoing Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the laws of the State of Connecticut and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.

I hereby further agree that this Agreement shall be constructed in accordance with the laws of the State of Connecticut.

In signing this release, I acknowledge and represent that:
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS AGREEMENT AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS;
NO ORAL REPRESENTATIONS, STATEMENTS OR INDUCEMENTS, APART FROM THE FOREGOING WRITTEN AGREEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE;
I EXECUTE THIS RELEASE FOR FULL, ADEQUATE AND COMPLETE CONSIDERATION FULLY INTENDING TO BE BOUND BY SAME;
I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT BETWEEN MYSELF, HYPE AND THE METRO HARTFORD ALLIANCE TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW;
I UNDERSTAND THAT BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT I AM GIVING UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING MY RIGHT TO SUE;
I WILL AGREE THAT I AM SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT OF MY OWN FREE WILL.