CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- On Friday, patients at the University of Virginia Children's Hospital enjoyed a morning of arts and crafts, doughnuts and fun with the UVA men's lacrosse team. The event was part of Yellow Door Day, which is run by the Yellow Door Foundation.

It's a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting families whose children are receiving treatment at UVA Children's Hospital for cancer, transplant surgery, or congenital heart issues.

Friday, UVA men's lacrosse teamed up with the foundation to brighten the day for young patients.

Patients and their families had the opportunity to meet and interact with the athletes.

"Through the Cav Futures Foundation, we have a partnership with the men's lacrosse team, and they rounded up a bunch of their friends that wanted to come out and volunteer. I think we have about 15 or 16 guys out here today," said Stacia Torrey, director of development of the Yellow Door Foundation.

The foundation also provides free lodging for the families, offering them a safe and supportive environment during their time of need.