Waiver and Release of Liability
The undersigned (the “Undersigned”), for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, including, without limitation, the right to volunteer for Aunt Penny’s Pet Sitting, LLC t/d/b/a “Pet Prayer Blankets” (hereinafter referred to as “PPB”) activities, events, and/or projects, hereby executes this Waiver and Release of Liability (this “Waiver”) in favor of PPB and its owners, shareholders, directors, officers, committee members, managers, members, agents, representatives, employees, trustees, volunteers, attorneys, affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, successors, and/or assigns (each, a “Released Party”, and collectively referred to as the “Released Parties”).
I. PPB and/or a Released Party have allowed or may hereinafter allow the Undersigned, and/or a family member of the Undersigned to volunteer and/or participate in PPB activities, events and/or projects. As used herein, the term “PPB Activities” shall mean any and all activities, events, projects, craft sessions, functions entered by, sponsored by, affiliated with, associated with, or in any way relating to PPB or its intended purpose of organizing and operating a not-for-profit enterprise that makes and distributes blankets and/or toys to pets in need, and other similar or related events or activities.
II. PPB and/or certain of the Released Parties have adequately informed and warned the Undersigned, and the Undersigned hereby acknowledges receipt of such information and warning, that due to factors beyond PPB’s control, volunteering for PPB Activities may be dangerous and have the potential to result in injury or damage to the participant’s health and/or property. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Undersigned hereby acknowledges that participation with and volunteering for PPB events may cause the risk of bodily injury and/or property damage.
III. THE UNDERSIGNED, FOR HIMSELF/HERSELF/THEMSELVES, AND ON BEHALF OF EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, HEIRS, SUCCESSORS AND/OR ASSIGNS, HEREBY WAIVES AND FOREVER RELEASES THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, SUITS AND ACTIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER AT LAW, IN EQUITY, THROUGH LITIGATION, ARBITRATION, OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH ANY INJURY OR DEATH TO PERSON OR DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF PROPERTY IN CONNECTION WITH ANY AND ALL PPB ACTIVITIES.
IV. The Undersigned, having acknowledged awareness of the risks to health and damage to property associated with PPB Activities, hereby expressly acknowledges and warrants to the Released Parties that the Undersigned will take all precautions necessary to protect the Undersigned and/or the participant against such risks, and that such risks shall be the sole responsibility of the Undersigned. The Undersigned further acknowledges that, but for the execution of this Waiver, and the acknowledgement by the Undersigned of the provisions hereof, that the Released Parties would not allow the Undersigned and/or the participant or volunteer to engage in PPB Activities.
V. The Undersigned understands and agrees that the Released Parties have not made any effort or taken any action, and shall not be required to make any effort or take any action, to protect the Undersigned and/or any participant from any of the risks described in this Waiver. The Undersigned also acknowledges and agrees that he/she/they shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that his/her/they and/or any participant or volunteer observes and acts in accordance with all laws, statutes, codes, ordinances, rules, regulations, orders and requirements as amended from time to time (collectively, "Applicable Laws") of applicable federal, state, and local governmental, regulatory or administrative authorities, agencies, bureaus, or commissions (collectively, “Governmental Authorities”).
VI. This Waiver shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and any dispute arising in connection herewith shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the State and Federal courts located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania