Former Arkansas Women’s Basketball Head Coach Jimmy Dykes Headlining Arkadelphia Hospital’s Annual Steak Soiree

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Former Arkansas Razorbacks Women’s Basketball Head Coach Jimmy Dykes will headline the fourth annual Steak Soiree fundraiser benefiting Baptist Health Medical Center-Arkadelphia on Tuesday, May 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The event, presented by Citizens Bank at the Walker Center on the campus of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, features the world-champion steak grilling team led by David Nelson and an auction sponsored by the Olds Foundation.

Dykes, now a sportscaster for ESPN and SEC Network, served as the women’s basketball head coach at the University of Arkansas from 2014 to 2017. He also previously served as men’s assistant basketball coach at the University of Arkansas, Appalachian State University, University of Kentucky, Arkansas State University, University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Oklahoma State University.

Dykes’ keynote speech is sponsored by Southwest Auto Collection.

Proceeds of the Baptist Health Medical Center-Arkadelphia Steak Soiree, hosted by Baptist Health Foundation, will help support operational updates to the helipad.  The helipad is a landing platform for helicopters to use for patient transports.

Tickets and sponsorships for this event can be purchased through Baptist Health Foundation. Tickets are available for $50 until Friday, May 10. For more information, contact Melinda Spradling at (501) 202-1589 or

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