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PARTICIPANT RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION WAIVER

Participant, or Participant’s legal guardian in the case of a minor (“Guardian”), must read and agree to all PSO Waivers and Code of Conduct linked to this text by checking the box below. 

Prestonwood Baptist Church, Inc. and Prestonwood Sports Foundation, Inc. d/b/a Prestonwood Sports Organization shall be hereinafter referred to as “Prestonwood.”

Prestonwood property is hereinafter referred to as the “Facility” or “Facilities.”

Prestonwood activities, including use of sports and fitness equipment, use of the Facilities, and/or travel to and from such activities is hereinafter referred to as the ‘Activities.’

By signing or typing name below, Participant/Guardian hereby knowingly and voluntarily agrees to the following:

  • Participant/Guardian accepts full responsibility and assumes all of the risks and hazards associated with participation in all Activities.
  • Participant agrees that if he/she is under the age of eighteen, Guardian of Participant will sign this form where indicated.
  • IN CONSIDERATION FOR PRESTONWOOD’S PERMISSION TO ENTER UPON THE FACILITIES AND PARTICIPATE IN THE ACTIVITIES, PARTICIPANT OR THE PARTICIPANT’S GUARDIAN, IN THE CASE OF A MINOR, DOES HEREBY ASSUME ALL RISK TO THE HEALTH OF THE PARTICIPANT, INCLUDING DAMAGES, INJURY, ILLNESS, INFECTION, OR DEATH THAT MAY RESULT FROM SUCH PARTICIPATION, AND FURTHER DOES HEREBY INDEMNIFY, RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE, COVENANT NOT TO SUE, AND AGREES TO HOLD HARMLESS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW FOR ANY AND ALL PURPOSES PRESTONWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH, INC., PRESTONWOOD SPORTS FOUNDATION, INC. D/B/A, PRESTONWOOD SPORTS ORGANIZATION, AND ALL OTHER RELATED ENTITIES, THEIR OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, MEMBERS, CONTRACTORS, AND ASSIGNS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “PRESTONWOOD PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, CAUSES OF ACTION, LAWSUITS, DEMANDS, INJURIES, DAMAGES, PENALTIES, FINES, LOSSES, COSTS, AND/OR LEGAL EXPENSES, OF WHATSOEVER KIND AND NATURE, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, IMPOSED UPON, INCURRED BY, OR ASSERTED AGAINST THE PRESTONWOOD PARTIES RELATED TO OR ARISING FROM PARTICIPANT’S PRESENCE ON THE FACILITIES, PARTICIPATION IN ACTIVITIES, OR EXPOSURE TO ANY CONTAGIOUS DISEASES, SPECIFICALLY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO COVID-19, WHEREVER OR HOWEVER SUCH LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, INJURIES, OR DAMAGES OCCUR, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INJURIES, ILLNESS, INFECTION, DEATH, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE SUSTAINED AS A RESULT OF ANY NEGLIGENCE ACT OR OMISSION BY ANY OF THE RELEASED PRESTONWOOD PARTIES.
  • Participant/Guardian acknowledges responsibility for any and all medical expenses incurred as result of participation in the Activities.  In the event that rendering aid and/or medical treatment to Participant requires Prestonwood to incur any expense, Participant/Guardian agrees to reimburse Prestonwood for all such costs and expenses.
  • By entering into any shared use facility, specifically including the Facilities, Participant/Guardian knowingly and voluntarily subjects himself or herself to an increased potential for exposure of contagious diseases, including the COVID-19 virus, and the consequences thereof, including personal injury, illness, infection, permanent disability, and DEATH.  While Prestonwood has established preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Prestonwood cannot and does not guarantee that individuals entering its Facilities will not contract any contagious diseases.
  • Participant/Guardian affirms that he or she shall only enter the Facilities if he or she (i) does not have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of contagious diseases, including COVID-19, and (ii) has not been sick in the past two weeks or exposed to someone who has been sick in the past two weeks. 
  • Participant/Guardian acknowledges that Prestonwood shall not be liable for any lost, stolen, or damaged personal items belonging to Participant/Guardian or individuals affiliated with Participant.
  • Any and all damage occurring to the Facilities as a result of Participant’s use of or presence at the Facilities shall be repaired and/or replaced by Participant/Guardian at a cost determined by Prestonwood.
  • While on the Facilities, Participant/Guardian agrees to abide by Prestonwood guidelines, requirements, and use restrictions at all times and will conduct himself/herself in accordance with the policies and values of Prestonwood. Participant/Guardian agrees to undertake all reasonable measures to protect himself or herself and others in the Facilities from exposure or infection of any contagious diseases, including practicing preventative measures recommended by the CDC such as maintaining physical distance between persons whenever possible. In the event Participant and/or any person affiliated with Participant fails to do so, Participant may be asked to leave the Facilities and agrees to do so immediately.
  • Use of any controlled substances, including alcohol, tobacco, and vaping products is strictly prohibited on the Facilities.
  • The Parties hereto agree that in the event of any dispute or disagreement between them relating to this Release and Indemnification Waiver which cannot be worked out through Christian mediation, the laws of the State of Texas shall control with jurisdiction in Collin County.
  • The provisions of this Release and Indemnification Waiver shall be severable.  The invalidity, unenforceability, or waiver of any of the provisions herein shall not affect the remaining provisions herein.
  • PARTICIPANT/GUARDIAN HAS READ AND VOLUNTARILY SIGNS THIS RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION WAIVER, AND FURTHER AGREES THAT NO ORAL REPRESENTATIONS, STATEMENTS, OR INDUCEMENTS APART FROM THE FOREGOING WRITTEN AGREEMENT HAVE BEEN MADE. PARTICIPANT/GUARDIAN UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF ANY CLAIMS BY PARTICIPANT/GUARDIAN OR OTHERS THAT MAY BE RAISED BY, THROUGH, OR UNDER PARTICIPANT.

 

INJURY WAIVER

As Participant or Guardian of a child participating in Prestonwood Sports Organization, I retain responsibility for any and all medical expenses and DO HEREBY RELEASE, ACQUIT, HOLD HARMLESS, AND FOREVER DISCHARGE PRESTONWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH, INC., PRESTONWOOD SPORTS FOUNDATION, INC. D/B/A PRESTONWOOD SPORTS ORGANIZATION, AND ALL OTHER RELATED ENTITIES, THEIR OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, MEMBERS, CONTRACTORS, AND ASSIGNS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “PRESTONWOOD PARTIES”) from any and all claims or causes of action of any kind whatsoever, including but not limited to actions, suits, and/or claims form any bodily injuries, illness, infection, deaths, or property damage which may be sustained by myself or my child(ren) while participating in any of the Activities, including travel to and from such activities, not resulting from the intentional tortious act or acts of any agent, servant, or employee of the Prestonwood Parties. It is acknowledged that the decision to engage in the above Activities is entered into freely, and that the Prestonwood Parties have not influenced the decisions to engage in such Activities.

 

PHOTO WAIVER

I understand and will allow photos and/or videos of me and/or my child to be taken while at any of the Activities to be used in any Prestonwood publications. I also understand that publication of these photographs and video may be accomplished electronically via the Internet/World Wide Web and that after publication, Prestonwood will be unable to prevent persons from gaining access to the Internet/World Wide Web, copying photographs and video of myself and/or my child therefrom, and subsequently using, altering, or republishing those photographs and/or video without my consent. I waive any claim for damages against Prestonwood from unconsented use, alteration, or republication of these photographs and video by third parties accessing the Internet/World Wide Web.

 

CONCUSSION POLICY

In order to provide a safe and healthy environment for all members and participants of the Prestonwood Sports Organization community, it is the official policy of Prestonwood Baptist Church, Inc. and Prestonwood Sports Foundation, Inc. d/b/a Prestonwood Sports Organization (“PSO”) that any player who exhibits signs of a concussion be taken out of play immediately. The player will not be allowed to participate in any PSO games or practices until he or she is properly examined by a licensed doctor.

Failure to properly follow this policy may result in disciplinary action against coaches, players, and parents, including, but not limited to, suspension, probation, and permanent dismissal from PSO.

 

CODE OF SUPPORT FOR THE PARENTS AND CHILDREN IN SPORTS

I can expect that my child’s coach will be adequately trained to advance my child’s skills in the Activities for which he/she is enrolled.

I can expect that my child will receive encouragement and support while participating in PSO.

I can expect adequate equipment for my child at PSO.

I can expect value lessons to be taught weekly as well as sports skills.

I can expect that games will begin with prayer.

 

PARENTS CODE OF ETHICS

I hereby pledge to provide positive support, care, and encouragement for my child while they are participating in PSO by following these ethics.

I will encourage and practice good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, and officials at every game, practice, or other PSO event.

I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my child ahead of my personal desire to win.

I will support coaches and officials working with my child in order to encourage a positive and enjoyable experience for all.

I expect a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, alcohol, and vulgar or abusive language, and will refrain from such use at all PSO sports events. 

I will remember that the game is for the children’s fun and enjoyment.

I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans, and officials with respect.

I will help my child enjoy their PSO experience by doing whatever I can.

             
 
 

Prestonwood Sports Organization (PSO)

Prestonwood Sports Organization is a ministry of Prestonwood Baptist Church
6801 W. Park Blvd., Plano, Texas 75093
Dr. Jack Graham, Pastor

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