EMASS WAIVER DOCUMENT

BY SUBMITTING THIS REGISTRATION/APPLICATION TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS SENIOR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION, INC. ("EMASS") AND A PARTICIPANT IN ITS SOFTBALL GAMES AND ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES I AGREE AS FOLLOWS:

(A) THAT THE SUBMISSION OF THIS REGISTRATION/APPLICATION DOES NOT CREATE ANY RIGHT FOR ME TO BECOME A MEMBER OF EMASS AND THAT I FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAY REJECT MY REGISTRATION/APPLICATION FOR ANY REASON OTHER THAN ONE BASED ON RACE, GENDER, RELIGION, CREED, NATIONALITY OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION IF IT DEEMS SUCH ACTION TO BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF EMASS. ACCORDINGLY, SHOULD MY APPLICATION BE REJECTED, ANY AND ALL FEES PAID BY ME SHALL BE RETURNED PROMPTLY.

(B) THAT, EVEN SHOULD MY APPLICATION/REGISTRATION BE ACCEPTED, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF PLACEMENT ON AN EMASS TEAM. ACCORDINGLY, SHOULD I NOT BE PLACED ON AN EMASS TEAM, ANY AND ALL FEES PAID BY ME SHALL BE RETURNED PROMPTLY.

(C) THAT FOR ALL THE YEARS THAT I AM A MEMBER OF EMASS, I AGREE THAT PRIOR TO PARTICIPATING IN ANY EVENT OR GAME I WILL INSPECT THE FIELD, FACILITIES OR EQUIPMENT TO BE USED. IF, IN MY OPINION, I BELIEVE ANY CONDITION TO BE UNSAFE OR DANGEROUS, I AGREE TO NOTIFY MY MANAGER OF THE PROBLEM AND REFUSE TO PARTICIPATE.

(D) THAT, I ACKNOWLEDGE, AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT I MAY BE ENGAGING IN ACTIVITIES THAT INVOLVE THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY, INCLUDING PERMANENT DISABILITY AND/OR INCAPACITY, EVEN DEATH AND THAT ANY SUCH INJURY COULD RESULT IN SEVERE SOCIAL OR ECONOMIC HARDSHIP. FURTHER, I AM AWARE THAT INJURY COULD BE CAUSED NOT ONLY BY MY OWN ACTION, INACTION OR NEGLIGENCE BUT DUE TO THE ACTION, INACTION OR NEGLIGENCE OF OTHERS, THE RULES OF PLAY, OR THE CONDITION OF THE PREMISES OR EQUIPMENT.

(E) THAT I FULLY AND TOTALLY UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE RISK INVOLVED AND I HEREBY RELEASE EMASS, ITS OFFICERS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, MANAGERS, PLAYERS, UMPIRES, SPONSORS, THE PRESS AND SPECTATORS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY THAT MAY RESULT FROM ANY INJURIES RESULTING FROM SAID MEMBERSHIP AND PARTICIPATION, HOWEVER CAUSED.

(F) THAT I FULLY AND TOTALLY UNDERSTAND THAT THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, MANAGERS AND UMPIRES, WILL MAKE ADMINISTRATIVE AND/OR OTHER DECISIONS FROM TIME TO TIME WHICH THEY DEEM TO BE CORRECT AND IN THE BEST INTEREST OF EMASS. ACCORDINGLY, I HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO BRING LEGAL ACTION OR SUIT OF ANY KIND OR NATURE, OR IN ANY WAY HOLD RESPONSIBLE EMASS, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, MANAGERS, PLAYERS AND UMPIRES, FOR ANY AND ALL CONCEIVABLE LOSS, COST, EXPENSE OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE OR LIABILITY TO ME, MY HEIRS, DEPENDENTS, OR NEXT OF KIN EVEN IF SUCH CLAIMS WERE DEEMED TO BE CAUSED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF SAID DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, MANAGERS AND UMPIRES.

(G) IN THE EVENT THAT THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION (F) ABOVE ARE HELD TO BE NON-ENFORCEABLE, ANY CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING FROM OR RELATIVE TO ANY MATTER IN CONNECTION WITH THE ENFORCEABILITY OR APPLICABILITY OF THE TERMS OF THIS WAIVER OR ARISING IN ANY WAY FROM MEMBERSHIP IN EMASS SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO ARBITRATION IN THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, MASSACHUSETTS AND SETTLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION OR ITS SUCCESSOR ORGANIZATION, AND JUDGMENT UPON THE AWARD RENDERED BY THE ARBITRATOR OR ARBITRATORS SHALL BE FINAL AND NON-APPEALABLE AND MAY BE ENTERED IN ANY COURT HAVING JURISDICTION THEREOF.

IN SUMMATION, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND FULLY AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE CONTENTS OF THIS FORM; THAT I HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND FULLY AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE BY-LAWS, AND THAT, BY SUBMITTING MY REGISTRATION/APPLICATION, I HAVE HEREBY RELEASED, WAIVED, DISCHARGED AND COVENANTED NOT TO BRING SUIT OR IN ANY WAY HOLD RESPONSIBLE EMASS, ITS OFFICERS, MANAGERS AND UMPIRES, STAFF, PLAYERS, SPONSORS, OR SPECTATORS FOR ANY AND ALL CONCEIVABLE LIABILITY TO ME, MY HEIRS, DEPENDENTS, OR NEXT OF KIN EVEN IF SUCH CLAIMS WERE DEEMED TO BE CAUSED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF SAID OFFICERS, MANAGERS, UMPIRES, STAFF, PLAYERS, SPONSORS, OR SPECTATORS. I UNDERSTAND THAT BY SUBMITTING MY REGISTRATION/APPLICATION. I AM BOUND BY IT THROUGHOUT MY EMASS CAREER AND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BUT THAT I HAVE AGREED TO DO SO QUITE WILLINGLY.