Jonathan Quick was recently in Stamford, Conn., to take part in the Big Assist III - a fundraiser where local Connecticut hockey players gather to help the Harrington-Howes Foundation.
The foundation provides assistance to individuals with spinal-cord injuries and disease and has distributed over $2 million. It was founded after Harrington-Howes, a hockey and lacrosse coach in Darien, was paralyzed in a swimming accident 14 years ago this month.
He coached Darien's Ryan Shannon, who organizes the event, and Stratford's Jaime Sifers in youth hockey.
"I've known Obie since I was 4, 5 years old. He's a terrific guy," said Sifers, a six-year pro, who'll play in Germany next year. "Ryan Shannon and his family have done a terrific job organizing this event."