I, the parent or guardian of the above-named child, authorizes the participation of my child in Good Hope Baptist Church’s Children’s, Youth and/or Sports Ministry Program (herein referred to as “Program”). My child will participate in the the Program denoted on the registration form.

I understand that this Program is a nonprofit, Christian, ministry program for youth and that my child’s participation is voluntary and not essential to the completion of requirements of any program, school or government agency. I understand that the Program is conducted by the Church (Good Hope Church) and its volunteers and staff, including parents of other participating children. I also understand that the Church is solely responsible for all aspects of the Program including selection and supervision of all persons conducting the Program. I further understand and agree that my child’s participation in athletic and other activities of the Program necessarily involves the risk of injury and even death from various causes, including but not limited to accidents, falls, strenuous and prolonged physical activity, dehydration, illness, collision or dispute with other participants, weather-related injuries, playing area and equipment defects, and negligence of coaches and referees.

On behalf of my child, me, and my family, I assume these risks. In consideration of the privilege of my child’s participation in the Program, and on behalf of my child and me as parent/guardian, I hereby release, discharge, hold harmless and indemnify, and covenant not to sue, the Church and all of the Church’s directors, officers, elders, trustees, deacons, employees, volunteers, insurers, agents and representatives, and all other persons associated with the Program (including without limitation any other participating churches, sponsors, parents, vendors, coaches and other game and event workers, officials, drivers, and organizations) as to any and all claims of my child, me and other family members for personal injuries suffered by my child, property damage, medical expenses, and economic loss arising directly or indirectly out of my child’s participation in the Program, and any first aid, medical care or treatment provided to my child in the event my child is injured or becomes ill while participating in Program activities, and excepting claims that may not be released under applicable law. This Release of Liability shall be as broadly construed as allowed by law to include all claims and rights that the child, that I as parent/guardian, and that other family members may have. I am a legally responsible parent or guardian of my child. If any provision of this Release of Liability is deemed invalid, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. This Release of Liability shall be binding on me, my family, heirs, next of kin, legal representatives, beneficiaries, successors and assigns I hereby authorize the Church to use, reproduce, distribute, display, and to license others to use, reproduce, distribute, and display, my child’s image, and photograph, as well as any video, digital, or audio recording or reproduction, in connection with external and internal communications of the Church for the sole purpose of advancing programs. I acknowledge and consent that registration will allow the Church to obtain access to personal information regarding me and my child participant. I agree that the Church may use such personal information in a manner consistent with its Conditions of Use and Privacy as amended from time to time.


I understand that by registering for, participating in or being present at Good Hope Baptist Church events I grant my permission to use my or my child’s photograph or footage of same in video form publicly to promote Good Hope Baptist Church. I understand that the images may be used in print publications, online publications, presentations, websites, and social media or other visual media not specifically identified. I also understand that no royalty, fee, damages or other compensation of any kind shall ever become payable to me or my minor child by reason of such use.


I understand that participation in the Program may involve strenuous and prolonged physical activity. I agree that my child is healthy and able to participate in the Program activities. I understand that the Church or its representatives may request health information concerning my child and/or ask my child to undergo a medical exam. If the Church determines that my child does have a physical, mental or other condition that may affect his/her ability to safely and appropriately participate in Program activities (or that may affect the ability of other children to participate safely), the Church may determine that my child cannot be permitted to participate. I understand and agree that, while the Church desires that all children will be able to participate, such decisions may have to be made out of concern for the best interests of my child and other participants.


In the event my child is injured or becomes ill in Program activities, and if I, the parent or guardian of the above-named child, am not present to make medical decisions, I hereby authorize the Church, its staff, volunteers including volunteer parent participants, coaches, assistant coaches, and referees, supervisors and drivers, to arrange for and consent on my behalf to emergency medical and dental care and treatment, including tests and radiological exams, and surgery, and hospital care and treatment, and to consent to medications for pain and other conditions as prescribed by medical personnel attending my child. I am responsible for payment of any medical charges or expenses not covered by my insurance or the insurance applicable to my child (if any). My check below indicates that all information provided in this form is true and accurate, and that I fully agree to all statements made on the form, including but not limited to the Authorization and Release of Liability, Medical Conditions, and Consent to Medical Treatment. My check below also indicates that all legal guardians are aware and consensual with the participation of the above-named child.