Ryder System Inc., which has Ryder Truck Rental, Ryder Freight Systems and Commercial Carriers Inc., in Salt Lake City, has become a founder sponsor of the 1988 Show down Classic at Jeremy Ranch in July.

The announcement was made by Jay C. Woolley, general co-chairman of the event, who said Ryder System is one of the largest sponsors among the national corporations involved with the tournament this year.The contract was signed by M. Anthony Burns, company chairman, president and chief executive officer when he was in Utah recently to receive an award from Brigham Young University and lecture at BYU and Westminster College.

Burns said that his company's experience with the Doral Ryder Open in Miami makes sound business sense and that it is good to be identified with such a quality tournament at the Jeremy Ranch event.