There are risks inherent in participating in BEST events, including, for example, risks in the construction of robots andstructures, working with electrical connections, traveling to and from events, and participating in public competitions. These risks include the risk of bodily harm (including without limitation, death) and property damage or loss. Being fully cognizant of the risks of participating in a BEST event, I hereby assume those risks. Except to the extent due to the gross negligence or willful misconduct of BEST, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, I HEREBY WAIVE AND RELEASE ANY CLAIMS OR CAUSES OF ACTION which I may now or hereafter have against BEST arising inconnection with my participation in any BEST Event, or arising from unofficial BEST programs and events offeredby others. I hold harmless BEST, against any and all claims resulting from such participation, including, withoutlimitation, claims for compensation, defamation, or invasion of privacy, or other infringements or violations ofpersonal or property rights of any sort whatsoever.
I understand that teachers have responsibility for maintaining and safeguarding the well being of students on their team while participating in BEST activities. I understand that BEST does not perform background checks on teachers, mentors or other volunteer participants. Teachers should follow the school district policies regarding the involvement of adult volunteers with their teams. I will not hold BEST liable for the actions of teachers, mentors or other participants. I will not hold BEST liable for any injury that may occur to me as a result of participation in any event or activity related to this program. In the event I should sustain injuries or illness while involved in a BEST Event, I hereby authorize BEST to provide or arrange for first aid, professional emergency treatment, or hospital treatment needed as determined by BEST, including the performance of emergency procedures, the administration of medications, and emergency transportation, at my cost and risk.
This Release shall be binding upon my heirs, my personal representatives and assigns, and me and shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of Colorado which shall be the venue for any legal action. This Release constitutes the entire agreement among the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter of this Release and supersedes any and all such previous agreements among the parties, whether written or oral.