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Agreement for Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release of Liability,and Indemnification in consideration of participating in ice fishing (“Fishing”) at Granite, Crystal, and North Crow Reservoirs in Curt Gowdy State Park ("CGSP").
Event is hosted by Wyoming Fishing Tournaments, LLC ("WFT").
I acknowledge and agree as follows:
1. Assumption of risk.
There are inherent dangers associated with the activities of Fishing
and these dangers may be increased when the participants are minors. I am aware that NO ice can be considered completely safe. These dangers include but are not limited to:
- Hazards regarding walking on frozen or partially frozen lakes include drowning, slipping, and falling related injuries;
- Injuries from fishing equipment and other participants;
- Encounters with wildlife;
- Temperature extremes;
- Inclement weather conditions and unavailability of immediate medical attention in case of injury.
I understand and acknowledge that such risks cannot be eliminated nor does WFT have the duty, responsibility or ability to eliminate such risks due to the nature of such activities. I knowingly assume all such risks of injury or death, that may result from my and/or my child’s participation in Fishing,and I assume full responsibility for my child’s and my own participation. I understand the risks, hazards, and dangers of Fishing and have had the opportunity to discuss them with WFT. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary. No one is forcing me to participate and I elect to participate in spite of the risks. I am voluntarily using the services of WFT and hereby assume and accept any and all risks of injury, paralysis, or death.
2. Program Independent Contractor/Volunteers.
I understand and acknowledge that WFT may hire an Independent Contractor(s) or utilize volunteers to operate and direct Fishing. WFT therefore may or may not exercise direct control or supervision over Fishing and therefore have no duty of care toward me or my child as a participant in this activity or to protect me or my child from injuries or harms arising from the actions or negligence of the Independent Contractor or a volunteer. I understand and acknowledge that WFT may sponsor or provide a venue for Fishing, but that this sponsorship and/or venue do not give the WFT any control over the provision of services from any Independent Contractor or a volunteer.
3. Waiver and release of liability.
For myself, my child participating in Fishing, and my heirs, I hereby waive and release the WFT, and any WFT employees, contractors, agents, or volunteers (collectively “released parties”) from all claims, liabilities, causes of action, and damages that in any way arise out of, are connected with, or result from me or my child’s participation in Fishing, even though that liability may arise out of negligence on the part of the persons of entities mentioned above.
4. Agreement to pay costs and attorney fees.
For myself, my child if participating in Fishing, and my heirs, I agree that if I make any claim or bring any suit against the released parties, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorney’s fees and costs.
I agree to defend and indemnify the released parties for any loss or damage that results from claims or lawsuits for personal injury, death and/or property loss or damage related in any way to my or my child’s participation in Fishing in any capacity whatsoever.
If Participant is a minor:
I verify that I am the parent or guardian of the participant identified below who is under 18 years of age or the adult in whose care the participant has been entrusted. I have read and understand this agreement. I understand that (1) neither WFT or CGSP provides supervision of minors, and, (2) participants who are under 18 years of age may not always be aware of the inherent risks associated with participation in Fishing. In addition to the terms of the agreement set forth above, therefore, I agree that it is my duty and responsibility, as either a parent or guardian, or as the adult in whose care the participant has been entrusted, to provide supervision in an effort to protect the participant from harm associated with participation in Fishing. By signing below, I am (1) entering into this agreement on my own behalf and on behalf of the participant, (2) representing, if I am an adult in whose care the participant has been entrusted, that I have the authority to sign this document on behalf of the participant, and (3) agreeing to be bound by the terms of this agreement.
I have read and understand the forgoing liability release and agree to all terms and conditions.
Participant’s Name (printed):______________________________________
Parent/Guardian Name if participant is under 18 (printed):___________________________________