After the teams were accepted, they received a letter in the mail from a time share company called Scruem, Ova, Agin & Agin. Click here to see the letter. This also pointed the teams to the SOAA web page, which contained pre-clues that told the teams who solved them what to bring. Go there if you would like to solve them yourself.
Shortly before the Jackpot weekend, the teams received a correspondence from an insider at SOAA
that told them there was more to this weekend than they had originally
thought. In short, SOAA had uncovered a box during construction that
contained a letter from someone named Jack Pyrite and three puzzles
outlining the location of a treasure, the location of the key to the
treasure, and the rightful owners of the treasure. SOAA was
planning to disregard the third puzzle and keep the treasure for
themselves, and it would be the teams' job to find they key and
treasure before SOAA.