1. THE ACTIVITIES AT IVGA ARE DANGEROUS AND INVOLVE THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY, DEATH AND/OR PROPERTY LOSS OR DAMAGE. The activities include, but are not limited to gymnastics training, competitions, birthday parties, open gyms, camps, and fieldtrips. Participation in many of IVGA's activities involves motion, rotation, and height in a unique environment and as such carries with it the risk of injury or death. Some of the risks include, but are not limited to, less serious injuries such as bruises and sprains, and more serious injuries such as broken bones, dislocations, and torn muscles. The risks also include, but are not limited to, catastrophic injuries such as permanent paralysis or even death, which may be caused by landing or falling on the back, neck, or head. Paralysis or death may be caused by an injury to the central nervous system or other vital organs.
2. I ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RISK OF BODILY INJURY, DEATH, AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE EVENT(S) WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE. FOR MYSELF, AND OF BEHALF OF MY HEIRS, ASSIGNS, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, AND NEXT OF KIN, I HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE, INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE IVGA, INCLUDING ITS OWNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, VOLUNTEERS, STAFF, SPONSORS, AND/OR AGENTS, (for all purposes hereinafter referred to as "RELEASEES") FROM ALL LIABILITY AND/OR COST TO THE ABOVE NAMED CHILD FOR ANY AND ALL INJURY, LOSS, AND/OR DAMAGE, AND ANY CLAIMS OR DEMANDS THEREFORE AS A RESULT OF INJURY, LOSS, AND/OR DAMAGE TO THE CHILD OR PROPERTY OR RESULTING IN DEATH ARISING FROM PARTICIPATION IN OR RELATED TO THE EVENT(S) ASSOCIATED WITH IVGA, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE.
3. This Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement extends to all acts of negligence by the Releasees, including negligent rescue operations, and is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the laws of Illinois, and if any portion of this Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.