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Exercising Your Character

WHO: 4th & 5th Grade Students
WHAT: A free inspirational and motivational session that includes physical activity
WHERE: Hy-Vee Hall - 730 Third St., Des Moines, IA 50309
WHEN: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Join us on April 12 for 90 minutes of dancing, singing and motivational messages from famous athletes, coaches and role models. If your class has not attended the Exercising Your Character (EYC) event before, they are in for an experience they will never forget! Hy-Vee has sponsored Exercising Your Character since 2007 in cooperation with The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University, an organization that promotes civility through character development at all stages in life. As part of the event, dancers lead students through fun, upbeat songs that get them moving and complete 30 minutes of aerobic activity! This is a great benefit if you are participating in the Go the Distance Day program as these 30 minutes will count toward your goal.

Registration for the event is free. Prior to the event, all students who are registered to participate will receive a free t-shirt. Following the event, a free lunch will be provided to all students as they return to their buses. All participating schools will be provided with a bus transportation allowance. The deadline for registration is March 15, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Please note this event is loud; however, there will be a "quiet space" designated for those who want to watch the event live via video capability. Also, a handicapped accessible entrance and space is available at Hy-Vee Hall.

View 2016 event photos

Questions can be directed to Kourtney Arnold at 515-267-2800 or via email at

Hy-Vee 2018 Exercising Your Character Event Waiver and Media Authorization

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Please read this section prior to signing at the conclusion of this form.

HY-VEE 2018 EXERCISING YOUR CHARACTER EVENT - DES MOINES, IA on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 (the "Event").


I hereby represent that my child is in good health and in proper physical condition to participate in the Event and that it is my sole responsibility to determine whether my child is sufficiently fit and healthy enough to participate in the Event. I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN THE EVENT, including, without limitation, physical and mental rigors associated with the activities included in the Event; slipping and falling; accidents; illness; contact or collision with other participants, spectators, vehicles or other natural or manmade objects; imperfect conditions; equipment failure; equipment and facility conditions; inadequate safety measures; participants of varying skill levels; situations beyond the immediate control of the Event organizers; any other personal injury or bodily injury (including without limitation death or disability), property damage or loss, and damage of any other kind. I HAVE READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THIS WAIVER AND IN CONSIDERATION OF THE ACCEPTANCE OF ENTRY, FOR MY CHILD, MYSELF AND ANYONE LEGALLY ACTING ON MY BEHALF, I HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE, AND FURTHER INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS Hy-Vee, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, members, managers, employees and agents, and their respective successors and assigns, from any and all claims, liabilities or causes of action, including without limitation, death, bodily injury, property damage, or any other loss, damage or inconvenience whatsoever, arising from my child's participation in the Event.

I agree to be familiar with and abide by the rules and regulations established from time to time by the Event organizer for the Event. I further accept sole responsibility for my child's conduct and actions while participating in the Event.


I hereby grant full permission to use my child's name, photograph, likeness, biography, voice and/or video for advertising and promotional purposes, including, but not limited to, online and on-air announcements, weekly circular ads, signage, posters, television, magazine articles, websites, social media sites (including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), and any other publication(s) at Hy-Vee's sole discretion, worldwide and without limitation, and without additional compensation or consideration, except where prohibited by law. I hereby waive any right to inspect or approve the finished photographs or electronic matter that may be used in conjunction with them now or in the future, whether that use is known to me or unknown, and I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the use of the image. I further release Hy-Vee from any liabilities, known or unknown, arising out of the use of this material.

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