LANDER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now). Although sports have currently been put on pause, Brit Richards is still making a difference on and off the soccer field.
"I have been playing soccer for a really long time, since I could stand but my first team I was on I think I was four," said Richards.
Brit is 10-years-old and plays for the Lander Strikers and the Wyoming 307 Select. She has always been interested in the pay gap between the men and women's U.S. national teams.
"Last year when I was in 4th grade we were doing a problem and solution essay and my problem and solution was that women don't get paid as much as men in professional soccer and my solution was to write a letter to the USSF and I didn't really do it for a while until two weeks ago," said Richards.
She wrote a letter to the USSF explaining why she believes both teams should be paid equally.
"I wasn't really sure if I was going to get a response, I was thinking if I get a response that would be great but if I didn't that would still be pretty cool," said Richards.
However, she did get a response from Carli Lloyd the soccer player she mentioned in her letter.
"I just think it's really cool, I've looked up to her and this is just really cool for me," said Richards.
Richards hopes to play soccer in college and one day for the U.S. Women's National Team.