During the weekend Richard spoke briefly with the press about his plans for retirement after Stargate's eighth and final season. "Well, as much as a workaholic can retire. I have some other things I want to do and they don't include necessarily working in front of a camera. I have a five-year-old daughter who I don't get to see enough, I'm going to build a house in California and I'm going to learn Spanish." Referring the the spin-off, Stargate Atlantis, he added, "We're shooting it concurrently and it will hopefully pick up the ball. I'll help launch it. I'll be in the pilot but after that I'm done."
The Celebrity Sports Invitational is an annual event hosted by Robert Kennedy, Jr. in support of his Waterkeeper Alliance. Over $600,000 was raised to help protect and restore waterways around the world.