January 18th, 2015

Stand Down House and Special Operation Wounded Warrior beneficiaries celebrate a year of giving

January 18th, 2015 (PALM BEACH, FL) ­– SERKET Racing, a team that competes in the GT3 Porsche Cup Challenge with the goal of raising awareness for military veterans and their families, enjoyed a day with eight veterans from the Stand Down House Charity and Special Operations Wounded Warriors (SOWW) Charity on January 15th at Palm Beach International Raceway. The hosted veterans were overjoyed with the opportunity to take rides around the racetrack in the SERKET racing Porsche GT3 Cup 911 car.

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SERKET hosted Stand Down House Charity, which supports homeless and at-risk veterans, and SOWW, which provides outdoor experiences to service members of the U.S. Special Operations Forces who have sustained wounds in battle.  At Stand Down House Charity, donations have been used to provide over 13,000 sheltered nights for homeless veterans and their families. SOWW donations fund hunting, camping, and other outdoor activities, including the annual “Takin Bacon” hunting trip, focused on building camaraderie within the veteran community. “One-on-one events like this are truly invaluable for us to adequately celebrate the dedication and sacrifices of our veterans,” said Joel Pelicci from SOWW.

New SERKET season sponsor Kaplan University was also on hand to pay tribute at the raceway event. Kaplan is giving away 900 scholarships in conjunction with SERKET Racing, with each award covering more than half the costs of an undergraduate degree.  Said SERKET Owner Mark Llano, “Kaplan Univeristy, SOWW, and Stand Down House are incredible partners in the fight to support our service members. While we’re always looking to raise more money and do more for veterans, events like this are also an important touch-point to bring awareness to our veterans and the hurdles they face all too often.”

SERKET will be racing in this year’s GT3 Cup Challenge, including races at Sebring International Raceway (March 18-21), NOLA Motorsports Park (April 10-12) and Mazda Raceway Laguna Sec (Oct. 9-11). Serket will continue hosting events around the country to continue to raise awareness for veterans. For more information on SERKET Racing and its mission visit

About Serket Racing:

SERKET Racing ( is a race team based in Wellington, Florida, that races a Porches GT3 Cup car in conjunction with the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama. Started by former Marine Mark Llano and Randy Webb, the SERKET Racing team competes with the goal of raising awareness and funds for those who have honorably served and sacrificed for their country: military veterans and their families.

About Special Operation Wounded Warrior:

Special Operations Wounded Warriors is a 501(c)(3) Charity that was formed for the sole purpose of recognizing both active duty and veteran members of our United States Special Operations Forces with charitable outdoor events. SOWW’s distinct purpose is to recognize veterans’ sacrifices, aid in their rehabilitation by mending the strains of their many sacrifices, and to provide strength and comfort, all with thier sincerest expressions of gratitude.

About Stand Down House:

Founded in 2000, Stand Down House is an organization created to assist veterans who are struggling due to mental / physical wounds & illness, addictions, homelessness and/or other issues regain their lives through a multi tiered program, transitional living, & collaborative efforts.

About Kaplan University

Kaplan University supports our service members, including Guard and Reserve, their spouses, and veterans by providing the following: Reduced tuition rates and fee waivers for military students, Participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Military-friendly change of orders withdrawal policy, Acceptance of military credits earned through DANTES/CLEP exams and Advisors specially trained to assist with military and VA benefits.