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Family honors 1 October victim with foundation

Posted: 10:58 AM, Oct 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-03 17:58:45-04
Foundation created in honor of 1 October victim

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Quinton Robbins was the second youngest victim of the One October tragedy. He was only 20 years old when he was killed during the Route 91 Harvest Festival, but his legacy will go far beyond his age.

"Just because he's not with us here on earth, doesn't mean he's gone," said Joe Robbins, Quinton's father.

Quinton was a Henderson native and UNLV student. He would have been 22 years old by now. His parents, Joe and Tracey, have spend every day since his death trying to honor Quinton the best way they know how.

"We decided to establish a foundation and support the community that raised him, that helped shape the man that he became," Joe said.

The Play it Forward Foundation has provided scholarships to Quinton's Alma maters: Basic Academy and Brown Middle School. It sponsors local sports organizations, which is a testament to Quinton's love for golf, basketball, and his dedication to teaching the game.

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"They knew him as Coach Q and they appreciated everything he did," Joe added.

'Q' is now inscribed on a hillside near Basic Academy. It's easily spotted from Q's Court, a memorial installed in Heritage Park by the City of Henderson. It's a place to honor every victim and survivor of the One October Massacre.

"There was a lot of people at that concert that night. I don't know the nightmares they've had to go through," Joe said.

The Robbins family plans to expand Quinton's foundation, they just don't know what they will look like yet.

"There's so many things they've done in his honor, it makes you extremely proud to be his father," Joe said.

Joe and Tracey say they want to take the love and support the community gave them in their time of heartbreak and 'play it forward.'