Shooting Sports Participation Code of Conduct

Parent/Guardian hereafter known as Releasor, wishes the Participant to participate in the 4-H Event named in this document and participate in all activities except as noted on this form.

  1. In consideration for the participation in 4-H shooting sports activities, Releasor hereby RELEASES and covenants not-to-sue UNL or 4-H for any and all present and future claims resulting from ordinary negligence on the part of UNL or 4-H for property damage, personal injury or wrongful death arising as a result of engaging in, using club, county or University facilities and equipment, or receiving instruction or 4-H shooting sports activities or activities thereto, wherever, whenever or however the same may occur.
  2. Releasor hereby voluntarily waives and all claims or actions resulting from ordinary negligence, both present, and future, that may be made by Releasor’s family, estate, personal representative, heirs or assigns. Further, Releasor realizes that participating in 4-H shooting sports activities involves certain risks and danger and is a vigorous activity involving severe respiratory and cardiovascular stress.
  3. Releasor has hereby been made aware and acknowledges that participation in 4-H shooting sports activities has the following non-exclusive list of certain risks which I accept: death; head, eye, neck and spinal injury resulting in complete or partial paralysis; brain damage; heart attack; blisters; cuts; lacerations; abrasions; concussions; strains; sprains; dislocations; fractures; cold and heat injuries; water immersion; drowning; lightning strikes; injury to bones, joints, muscles, internal organs; and environmental conditions.
  4. In addition, I understand and accept the incidental risks of travel to and from the site of activity; participation at sites that may be remote from available medical assistance; and the possible reckless conduct of other participants.
  5. In the event of a medical emergency, the 4-H leader, county staff or the University of Nebraska or its representatives have my permission to take whatever measures they deem reasonable to render assistance and that I and/or my family will be financial responsible for any expense involved.
  6. I have read and understand that this WAIVER is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Nebraska and agree that if any part is held invalid, the remaining parts of the WAIVER and RELEASE will continue in full force and effect as intended. I further agree that the venue for any legal proceedings shall be in the State of Nebraska.
    • Each member must attend a minimum of 4 meetings or practices in each discipline with a certified leader to compete in that division at the fair.
    • Participants must be accompanied by parent or guardian at meetings.
    • To take part in a 4-H shooting club activity, members must have their dues paid.
    • Eye protection of prescription/safety glasses is mandatory.
    • Ear protection is required for all guns, .22 or larger, and shotguns.
    • All guns must be handled as if loaded.
    • Absolutely no horseplay of any kind will be tolerated or allowed.

4-H Parents, Guardian and/or Youth who do not abide by the above code of conduct may receive the following consequences:

  • Be asked to explain actions to the 4-H council.
  • Be dismissed from an event at own expense.
  • Further disciplinary action determined by the 4-H council, which may include:
    • Restriction from contacting 4-H families, volunteers, donors, and/or sponsors pertaining to any 4-H matter
    • Become ineligible to attend any further 4-H activities
    • Family may become ineligible to participate in the County 4-H Program
    • Reimburse the proper entity for any property damage or for liability resulting from inappropriate actions.
    • In the case of vandalism, guilty party may be required to reimburse 4-H and/or the facility.

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