Please read the following Release and Waiver carefully. All volunteer participants must agree to and accept the terms of this Release and Waiver.
Event: WrestleMania 36 and related activities (collectively, the “Event”).
In consideration for permitting me, to act as a volunteer for the Event as directed by the relevant staff, agrees for myself, heirs, personal representatives, family members, successors and assigns, as follows:
Assumption of Risk: The Participant acknowledges and agrees that he or she understands the nature of the Event; that Participant is qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate therein; that there are certain inherent risks and dangers associated with the Event; and that, except as expressly set forth herein, he or she knowingly and voluntarily accepts and assumes responsibility for each of these risks and dangers, and all other risks and dangers that could arise out of, or occur during, Participant’s participation in the Event.
Release and Waiver: The Participant hereby RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE Tampa Bay Sports Commission, Tampa Bay Convention & Visitor Bureau, Inc., d/b/a Visit Tampa Bay, Tampa Sports Authority, Amalie Arena, City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, or any subdivision thereof, or any of the aforementioned entities’ respective members, presenters, sponsors, affiliates, associates, officers, directors, ambassadors, and employees, representatives, agents, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Releasees”), from and for any liability resulting from any personal injury, accident or illness (including death), and/or property loss, however caused, arising from, or in any way related to, Participant’s participation in the Event, except to the extent caused by the willful misconduct, gross negligence, or intentional torts of the Releasees. Participant further acknowledges and agrees that he or she is not an employee of any Releasee, will receive no pay, benefit, or other privileges of employment of any kind for his or her services, including salary, travel, parking, reimbursement, or any other expenses that he or she may incur incidental to or in connection with my services, and has no expectation of any such payment, benefits or privileges. Participant understands that he or she is not entitled to any benefits normally associated with employment, such as worker’s compensation, retirement, or paid leave accrual, and that he or she is not eligible for unemployment compensation benefits when the volunteer assignment ends. Participant has not been promised and has no expectation that he or she will receive a paid position as a result of the volunteer services. Participant and his or her respective heirs, personal representatives and assigns, promises not to sue or proceed in any manner, in agency or other proceedings, whether at law, in equity, by way of administrative hearing, or otherwise, to solicit others to institute any such actions or proceeding, or consent to be a complainant in any action or proceeding, against any Releasee arising out of Participant’s participation in the Event. Participant agrees that he or she will not be a plaintiff of class member in any purported class, collective, representative, multiple plaintiff, or similar proceeding arising out of Participant’s participation in the Event.
Indemnification and Hold Harmless: The Participant also hereby agrees to INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD the Releasees HARMLESS from any and all claims, demands, actions, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities including, but not limited to, attorney’s fees, arising from, or in any way related to, Participant’s participation in the Event, except to the extent arising out of the willful misconduct, gross negligence, or intentional torts of the Releasees.
Permission to Use Likeness/Name: The Participant hereby grants the Releasees and its designees an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license to use Participant’s picture, voice, likeness or name in any manner or media, with or without modification, for any lawful purpose whatsoever, without compensation or any right of approval.
Conduct; Non-Disparagement: The Participant shall at all times during his or her participation in the Event act in a professional and courteous manner in order to appropriately reflect the values and integrity of the Releasees. The Participant hereby agrees that, during the term of his or her volunteer participation in the Event, he or she shall take no action that is intended, or would reasonably be expected, to harm the Releasees or its or their reputation, or that would reasonably be expected to lead to unwanted or unfavorable publicity to the Releasees.
Ability to Participate: The Participant certifies that he or she has no medical, physical, mental or emotional conditions that he or she knows, or reasonably suspects, could interfere with his or her ability to participate in the Event. If the Participant has any such condition, he or she assumes and bears all risks and costs of any injury or damage that may result from participation in the Event. The Participant is in good health. The Participant also acknowledges that he or she has been instructed in the safety rules for the Event. The Participant is not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol, or any other substance that would impair his or her health, balance or judgment.
Insurance: The Participant certifies that he or she has adequate medical and liability insurance to cover any injury or damage I may cause or suffer while participating in the Event. If the Participant has no such insurance, he or she agrees to be personally liable and responsible for all costs of any such injury or damage to self or any other person.
This release and waiver is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Florida. If any portion of this agreement is held invalid, the remaining provisions shall still continue in full force and effect.
THE Participant HAS READ THE FOREGOING RELEASE AND FULLY UNDERSTANDS IT, AND FURTHER AGREES THAT NO ORAL REPRESENTATIONS, STATEMENTS OR INDUCEMENTS APART FROM THE FOREGOING RELEASE AND WAIVER HAVE BEEN MADE.
Acknowledgment of Understanding: The Participant has read this Release and Waiver and has had the opportunity to ask questions about the same. The Participant fully understands this Release and Waiver and that the Participant is giving up substantial rights in connection therewith, including the Participant’s right to sue, and that the terms of this Release and Waiver are binding and contractual, and not a mere recital. The Participant acknowledges that he or she is agreeing to abide by the terms of this Release and Waiver freely and voluntarily.