Steve DaPolitio said when he and his brother Jim originally scheduled to open Bisonte that they believed that the business should benefit the community.
"One of the things Jim and I are really focused on is that the business should benefit the community. We are here to support the community, and we are big on family," said Steve DaPolitio. "So we became aware of a family that volunteers at the same church that I do, and this very special person, Shelby Purvis was diagnosed with Leukemia just a week after her 16th birthday in April of this year so there is a tremendous burden on her parents. We just saw it as a great opportunity."
So now, that is exactly what Steve and Jim DaPolitio are going to do for their grand opening -- they are going to help out the community by starting with a teenage girl who touched their hearts.
"Shelby attends a special arts program at Mooresville High School. Her family moved up there to help her achieve that goal," said Jim.