Skip Martin

Kor celebrates Skip Martin’s Emmy Award and supports his passion to build a better future for our communities.

The latest collaboration between Kor Water and Skip Martin culminates in the celebration of Skip’s initiative, “People Get Ready” and his involvement with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Bringing together music legends like Stevie Wonder and Kool and the Gang, Skip Martin has coordinated a remake of the iconic Curtis Mayfield song "People Get Ready" to benefit the life-saving work of St. Jude, which also was awarded an Emmy. With the release of a co-branded water bottle, Kor and Skip have found a creative way to spread awareness for this vital cause. Through music and commerce, they are working to make a lasting impact. Kor Water’s ability to provide a platform for changemakers and artists demonstrates their sense of purpose to amplify voices that support meaningful causes such as Skip’s commitments to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Skip Martin is an acclaimed American musician and philanthropist. For over 20 years, Skip served as the lead vocalist and trumpet player for the legendary funk and R&B band Kool & The Gang. Known for hits such as "Celebration" and "Get Down On It," Kool & The Gang won multiple Grammy Awards and has sold over 70 million albums worldwide.

Skip has since embarked on a solo career and currently resides in Las Vegas, where he continues to write, produce, and perform. However, Martin is best known for his charitable work and activism. Most notably, Martin founded the Legends Unite for St. Jude project, gathering fellow artists to record a cover of Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready" to raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The song won an Emmy award, and Martin continues to organize events and activations to support the hospital.

Through his music and philanthropy, Skip Martin has become an inspiration to many. His selfless work has provided treatment and hope to countless children and families in need. By partnering with brands like Kor Water, who are all about sharing their vision for creating positive change, Skip can amplify his impact and spread his message of unity, compassion, and the triumph of the human spirit.

To support and celebrate Skip Martin's mission of improving communities through music, Kor Water has partnered with him to release a limited-edition ONE bottle in support of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as a part of their ONE Canvas collection. The bottle features original artwork from the "People Get Ready" single cover and lists the names of all artists involved in the collaboration.

Profit from the sales of this commemorative bottle will be donated directly to St. Jude to advance their humanitarian objective of providing treatment for life-threatening diseases in children at no cost to their families. By purchasing one of these personalized water bottles, you are joining the fight to combat life-threatening illnesses affecting our youth.

St. Jude has been at the forefront of research and treatment for pediatric cancers and other diseases since its founding in 1962. They have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80%. However, there is still much work to be done. Donations from partners like Kor and Skip Martin help St. Jude continue improving outcomes and ultimately find cures for their young patients.

Through his music and activism, Skip Martin has long supported causes that build a better future for our communities. His collaboration with fellow artists on "People Get Ready" and partnership with Kor Water to release this bottle are only the latest examples of using his platform to drive real change.

This co-branded water bottle is a simple way for people to participate in that spirit of unity and purpose. By purchasing, you join Skip Martin, Kor Water, and St. Jude’s in the critical mission of saving children's lives. Together, we can fill our “Kors” with hope and pass it on.