Chavano Rainer Hield is the son of Jackie Swann and Richard Bryanen. He was born in 1992 in the Bahamas in the northwest town of Freeport. He has three brothers and three sisters and moved to the United States in 2010. Hield ran track in high school and was a middle-distance runner, typically participating in the 400- or 800-meter races as well as the one-mile run. While at the University of Oklahoma, Hield majored in Human Relations. In 2019, the shooting guard started the Buddy Hield Foundation to help victims in the Bahamas affected by the devastation of Hurricane Dorian as well as assist Bahamian kids in need. Hield also hosts multiple camps during the summer, including his Hope 24 Basketball Clinic in Nassau, the Buddy Hield Basketball Camp in Rocklin, California and the Buddy Hield Camp in Wichita, Kansas. Fans can follow the shooting guard on Twitter (@buddyhield) and Instagram (@buddylove242).