Events

Dylan Arnold Memorial Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Charity Tournament

Thu May 16

2:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Sobrato Theatre

“He had the biggest heart of anyone I knew.” ~ Jeremy Lum ’02

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For Dylan Arnold ‘20, Smash Brothers was one of the first games taught to him by his brother and Bellarmine faculty member, Jeremy Lum ’02. As he grew up, Dylan taught both his sister, Lacey, and his mother to play as well. Smash Brothers became a wonderful bonding experience for the family, playing with each other and against each other. Dylan eventually would regularly beat his older brother, who cherished the joy of playing with him and watching him succeed.

Dylan passed away from Ewing Sarcoma cancer on August 8, 2018, right before the start of his junior year at Bellarmine. His Make a Wish was to be able to play Super Smash Brothers Ultimate before it was released; unfortunately, he never received that opportunity. In his memory, his friends at Bellarmine suggested organizing a Smash Brothers charity tournament to commemorate their friend and to celebrate his life and his impact.

The cost to play, i.e., your donation, is $5, which you will bring to the event. All proceeds will benefit STOMP Out Bullying in Dylan's name. Online registration is required, and will be open through May 11th. Brackets will be created and emailed out to all participants.

“I met Dylan freshman year in my English and religion classes. Everyone had the same nervous feeling of being at a new school with new people so even though we sat in the same group in religion, it took a while for us to get to know each other. I remember that once Dylan and I started to talk, I was so relieved to find a positive light in an otherwise unfamiliar environment. After a while, we started to play video games together with a group of friends, and that was where he shined the brightest. We spent a year laughing, staying up too late for our own good and making amazing memories that I never want to forget.” ~ Hudson Morley ’20

“Dylan always had his passions about video games made clear, and whenever I visited or reached out, we’d hop into a game and create some of the best, most treasured memories I’ve experienced.” ~ Will Meckstroth ’20

Artwork by Andrew Chacon '10