Form H: Club Sports Waiver and Release of Liability
Club Name ____________________
Participant's Name: __________________________
In consideration of my participation in Wheaton College Club Sports, I hereby forever release
and covenant not-to-sue Wheaton College, the Wheaton College Board of Trustees, and any of their
employees, instructors, volunteers, agents, coaches, and all others who are involved, from any and all
present and future claims resulting from ordinary negligence on the part of Wheaton College or
others listed for property damage, personal injury, or wrongful death, arising as a result of my engaging in
or receiving instruction in club sports activities or any activities incidental thereto, wherever, whenever, or
however the same may occur. I hereby voluntarily waive any and all claims both present and future,
resulting from ordinary negligence, that may be made by me, my family, estate, heirs, or assigns, and
I relinquish on behalf of myself, spouse, heirs, estate and assigns the right to recover for injury or
I am aware that club sports at Wheaton College are vigorous team activities that can involve
severe cardiovascular stress and violent physical contact. I understand that participation in club sports can
involve certain risks, including, but not limited to, death, serious neck and spinal injuries resulting in
complete or partial paralysis, brain damage, and serious injury to virtually all bones, joints, muscles, and
internal organs, and that equipment provided for my protection may be inadequate to prevent serious injury.
In addition, I understand that participation in club sports involves activities incidental thereto, including,
but not limited to, travel to and from the site of the activity, participation at sites that may be remote from
available medical assistance, and the possible reckless conduct of other participants. I am voluntarily
participating in this activity with knowledge of the danger involved and hereby agree to accept any
and all risks of property damage, personal injury, or death.
I further agree to indemnify and
hold harmless Wheaton College and others listed for any and all claims arising as a result of my
participation in club sports activities or any activities incidental thereto, wherever, whenever, or however
the same may occur.
I understand that this waiver is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of
the State of Illinois, and I agree that if any portion is held invalid, the remainder of the waiver will continue
in full legal force and effect. I further agree that the venue for any legal proceedings shall be in the state of
I affirm that I am of legal age and am freely signing this agreement. I have read this form and
fully understand that, by signing this form, I am giving up legal rights and/or remedies which may be
available to me for the ordinary negligence of Wheaton College or any of the parties listed above.
CAUTION: READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING!
(Signature of Participant)
(Signature of Parent/Guardian if Participant is a minor)