Shopportunity to benefit Independent Living Resource Center

A fundraising event that features shopping is planned for April 25 at NewMarketSquare.

The Independent Living Resource Center has announced that Shopportunity, now in its eighth year, will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., although stores and restaurants will be open for their normal hours.

According to a news release, new this year are Diva Club tickets, which entitle the purchaser to breakfast at Avivo Brick Oven Pizzeria from 8:30 to 10 a.m. They also receive a special shopping tote, which will be delivered to them at Avivo so they don’t have to wait in line. Diva Club tickets are $50 each.

Regular tickets are $25 each – or buy four and get one free. Regular ticket holders get a different shopping tote, coupons from participating merchants, free limo and party bus rides, a display of “Hot Cars for Hot Women,” free photos, and a variety of drawings, food and drink samples and other activities.

Proceeds from the event go to the ILRC, a nonprofit that assists people with disabilities.

Tickets are available at ILRC, 3033 W. 2nd Street North, by calling 316-942-6300, or go to