This event yearly celebrates 10 sports personalities from the historical region of Malopolska (Lesser Poland in English).
Sportsperson of the year was voted, as expected, cross country skier Justyna Kowalczyk, one of only two female skiers to win the World Cup three times in a row; the top-three positions were rounded out by tennis player Agnieszka Radwanska and ski jumper Kamil Stoch.
Mr. Serwinski could not attend the ceremony being busy with a match of the national league and therefore the award was presented to the spokesman of Bank BPS Fakro, Dawid Litwin.
“I feel really honored to receive this award on behalf of our head coach because there are many other top teams in this region, with the national champions in soccer and women’s basketball stemming also from this neighborhood. These clubs have got excellent coaches, so this is a good reason to see this award as extremely important to our coach and club” said Litwin while attending the gala in Krakow.