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Boot Campaign, Serket Racing and Kaplan University Join Forces to Launch the “Boots On” Scholarship Program to Support Military Families

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Boot Campaign, Serket Racing, and Kaplan University have joined forces on a new “Boots On” Scholarship Program designed to help current or surviving spouses and dependent children of U.S. military service members and veterans reach their higher education goals.

The “Boots On” Scholarship Program will offer up to 150 partial scholarships and three full scholarships to attend Kaplan University (KU). Applications are now being accepted through September 16, 2016. Information on how to apply for the “Boots On” Scholarship Program is available online at:

“All too often, the sacrifices our military families make on behalf of our country are overlooked,” says U.S. Marine veteran Mark Llano, owner/driver of Serket Racing and board member of Boot Campaign. “The Boots On scholarships will provide greater access to a flexible, high quality college education to those who love and support our service members.”
Llano’s Florida-based team, Serket Racing, is dedicated to raising awareness and directing support for veterans and their families with every race and every win.

Charged with a like mission, Boot Campaign is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan military charity that promotes patriotism, raises awareness of military issues, and provides vital assistance for our nation’s current and former military heroes and their families.

“Spouses of service members are faced with heavy challenges every day, especially when their spouse is deployed into combat, and all too often their own personal and professional goals are unfortunately put on hold or abandoned,” explains Boot Campaign CEO Robyn Payne. “Boot Campaign is committed to helping our military families, and is grateful to team with Kaplan University and Serket Racing to help spouses and their children keep on track and thrive in their desires to pursue a college degree.”

“Kaplan University is proud that more than 26 percent of our students are active military, veterans or military spouses,” adds KU Vice President Pat Milligan, who oversees Kaplan’s military scholarship programs. “Military spouses also represent one of the most successful groups of students at KU with respect to academic performance so we are thrilled to be able to unite with Boot Campaign and Serket Racing to build on that success.”

Wishes For Warriors – The Ultimate Raffle

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015


Wishes for Warriors, in collaboration with SERKET Racing, Nemo Arms, and Zev Technologies, has put together ‘The Ultimate Raffle’ to raise funds and awareness for combat wounded and disabled Veterans. $25 will buy you one entry for a chance to win the following prize pack:

(1) OMEN Recon .300 WIN MAG AR 14 rd 18″ – NEMO Arms
(1) Viper PST Optic6-24×50 FFP EBR-1 MOA – Vortex Optics
(1) Cantilever 30MM Mounts 2″ offset rings – Vortex Optics
(1) Glock 19 Pistol (ZEV custom specs will be sent to winner) – ZEV Technologies
(1) SureFire X300 Ultra LED handgun light

To enter, and for the full rules, visit

SERKET Racing Marine Tribute Video

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

The fine folks at SERKET Racing put together this tribute video in honor of the 239th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps.

SERKET Racing – The Mission

Friday, June 20th, 2014

In this video, former Marine Mark Llano talks about SERKET Racing, an organization based in Wellington, Florida. Started by Llano and Randy Webb, SERKET Racing competes with the goal of raising awareness and assistance for military Veterans and their families. SERKET races a Porsche GT3 Cup 911 in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama, the largest single-make racing series in North America.

SERKET Racing – “A Lap With A Hero”

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

SERKET Racing’s Mark Llano took Travis Clennon for a lap at Circuit of the Americas, located in Austin, Texas. Travis is a former Army Staff Sergeant and was wounded by a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan, and was awarded The Purple Heart for his bravery. On September 21, 2013, Travis was given a home due to the efforts of Operation Homefront, Wells Fargo, and SERKET Racing.

Veteran Family Receives New Home At Grand Prix Of Baltimore

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

I am always impressed with the work that Mark Llano does on behalf of his fellow Veterans. This past weekend, SERKET Racing working with philanthropic partner Operation Homefront and sponsor Wells Fargo Capital Finance made a motor sports first. They gave away the keys to a home, mortgage free. And this is the first of three homes that will be given to Veterans and their families.


SERKET Racing made a first-time homeowner out of Veteran Army Specialist Joseph Saunders and his family this Labor Day weekend.

By working with philanthropic partner Operation Homefront and sponsor Wells Fargo Capital Finance, SERKET Racing was able to present keys to a mortgage-free home to the Veteran and his wife at the start/finish line of the Grand Prix of Baltimore. The Saunders were welcomed to the track by a sea of ecstatic race fans applauding their sacrifices for our country.


The shared mission of raising support and awareness for veterans and their families brought the SERKET Racing, Operation Homefront and Wells Fargo Capital Finance trio together. Each organization boasts programs that are uniquely designed to help veteran families conquer hardships their loved ones face upon returning home.

“Our mission at SERKET Racing is to raise funds and awareness for veterans and their families and this is our first step towards that goal,” said SERKET Racing driver and former Marine Mark Llano. “Members of the racing community in Baltimore have always been avid supporters of our troops, so we felt that hosting the event at the Grand Prix of Baltimore would be perfect. I’d also like to express my gratitude to Operation Homefront, Wells Fargo, the rest of our sponsors and our fans for their continued support of our mission — we could not do this without you.”

Operation Homefront’s participation in the ceremony gave racing fans an opportunity to show their support for America’s best and bravest. The non-profit spent this race season working closely with the SERKET Racing team to raise awareness and assistance for veterans on and off the track. Most recently the two teamed up with Hertz to award free car rental vouchers to veterans receiving homes.

Jim Knotts, President and CEO of Operation Homefront, expressed the organization’s gratitude and excitement for SERKET Racing’s support of their mission:

“Operation Homefront appreciates our ongoing partnership with Wells Fargo, and we’re thrilled to be teammates with a vet like Mark Llano,” said Knotts. “SERKET Racing’s commitment and dedication to bring awareness to our military families is obvious on many levels, and Llano and the number 24 car are great ambassadors for the needs of our military men and women.”

Wells Fargo Capital Finance also has deep-rooted ties to aiding the families of our servicemen and women. Their sponsorship of SERKET Racing has opened new avenues of opportunities to aid those who serve. This year, 25 percent of the Wells Fargo Capital Finance sponsorship funding was donated from SERKET Racing back to veterans in need.

“It is an honor for Wells Fargo to work with organizations such as SERKET Racing and Operation Homefront that strive to enrich the lives of the amazing men, women and their families who sacrifice for our country,” said Dave Marrin, head of government services, Wells Fargo Capital Finance. “Wells Fargo has been helping military members and veterans succeed financially for more than 150 years. Wells Fargo Capital Finance is proud to help military service members and veterans reach their business goals.”

The trio agrees that the opportunity to help the Saunders family and hand the keys over was worth a year of planning. SERKET Racing, Operation Homefront and Wells Fargo will next award a veteran with a home at Circuit of the Americas for the Super Endurance Weekend Sept. 20-22.

To join the SERKET Racing mission please follow the team on Twitter at @serketracing and on Facebook. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #WarriorsLivebyaCode.