Meet the legends helping to impact the lives of kids in need!
Thank you to our Ambassadors who Level Up for Kids each and every year!
Whether through fundraising or volunteering, our ambassadors change the lives of kids living with disability, illness, and disavantage every day.
Twitch Partner and charity-focused content creator since 2014, Gamr has made a huge impact to lives across the world with charity contributions including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Wounded Warrior Project and more. With his expertise, knowledge and generosity, Gamr was instrumental in assisting Variety - the Children's Charity in kicking off our Variety Level Up for Kids program. We are forever thankful!
Team Gallium is an Oceanic E-Sports Organisation headquartered in the heart of Melbourne. Different from your usual E-Sports organisation, GLM is a non-for-profit organisation that works very closely with youth experiencing disadvantage.
"We are extremely excited to be working alongside Variety. Youth-based community work has always been our priority and something we are so greatly passionate about. The opportunity to assist with this cause and have an impact on children in need is a great honour."
Level Up Ambassador
Darren Minchington is a former AFL Athlete of 9 years (Hawthorn/St-Kilda).
After being sidelined due to a long chain of injuries, his undying love for gaming became not only an outlet but a potential future career option.
He has a strong passion for youth support and giving back to his community has always been a top priority.
"I really am honored to be a part of such a great cause, being able to have an impact while doing what I love is truly amazing."
Games Week Ambassador
MopGarden is a full-time variety streamer on Twitch. She's been streaming for over 7 years and has loved every minute of it. She has a strong focus on building her great community and loves giving back to charities in her local area. MopGarden raised over $5,000 for our Variety Bikes for Kids program.
"I'm super excited to be a part of Level Up Melbourne as part of Melbourne International Games Week! I am truly honoured as I love anything that combines my passion for gaming as well as helping out in the community. I am so excited to help support Variety again and am thrilled to be taking part."
In memory of WeDontWhisper
Super Animal Royale & Press X(Mas)
Whisper passed away in 2021 from a terminal illness. She helped Variety many times, both during the Variety x Super Animal Royale Fundraiser in 2021, and as an ambassador for Press X(Mas) 2021. We hold so much appreciation for her efforts despite her illness, in order to help children in similar situations.
"I am participating in the Press X(Mas) event mainly because of how closely I can relate to the cause. As someone who is extremely vulnerable to illness, I know what it's like to be unable to celebrate holidays with friends and family. It would fill me with joy to make a child smile through the gift of giving this holiday season!"