Kristi Altieri-Smith

The Strong Island Derby Revolution may be all brawn on the rink, but their hearts are as big as their competitive spirit. The 4’11” Altieri-Smith (AKA BiteSize Brawler) is spearheading a series of co-ed fundraiser bouts with flat track roller derby leagues across the area and the support of over 30 local businesses. A retired NYPD officer from Smithtown with Lou Gehrig’s Disease is the most recent beneficiary.

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